Thursday, June 28, 2012

Perishables ... Import...Problems?...Meeting: July 25, 2012

Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Agriculture and the Broward County Department of Port Everglades invite you to the Perishable Cargo Meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for:

DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

TIME: 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 1st floor Auditorium at the Port Authority Building located at 1850 Eller Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316.

In preparation, we are requesting all questions pertaining to perishable cargo imports be sent in advance to maximize our time together. Please submit your questions or concerns by close of business on Friday,July 20, 2012.

We look forward to seeing you and kindly request a response to this invitation.

Nancy C. Arevalo
CBP Technician
Port Everglades
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 761-2031
Fax: (954) 761-2090

Monday, June 18, 2012

PortMiami Forum to Address Cargo Processing Delays

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DATE:         MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

TO:              PORT USERS

SUBJECT:   PortMiami Forum to Address Cargo Processing Delays

PortMiami invites Cargo Terminal Partners, Freight Forwarders, Steamship Lines, Trucking Companies, CBP and other port users to participate in a forum TODAY from 4:00pm-6:00pm to address cargo processing delays.

Port Miami
1015 N. America Way
5th Floor Conference Room

If you have any questions please contact: 
Manager, Public Affairs and Marketing

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Miami Dade College president, a Princeton reject, fulfills his Ivy League dream

NW 25 Street Construction project between the Palmetto Expressway/State Road (SR) 826 and NW 89 Court.

Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.
The Future Interchange
The Future Interchange

On June 11, 2012, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will begin the NW 25 Street Construction project between the Palmetto Expressway/State Road (SR) 826 and NW 89 Court. This project is expected to last approximately three and a half years and cost an estimated $58.5 million.  The project is designed to improve the flow of traffic and facilitate the movement of goods in and out of the cargo facilities at Miami International Airport (MIA). It will include:

Total reconstruction of NW 25 Street from the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) to 89 Court
Widening of NW 25 Street over the North Line Canal;
The addition of a third westbound through lane from NW 82 Avenue to NW 89 Court
Construction of a viaduct (an elevated bridge) situated above NW 25 Street which will have one eastbound and one westbound lane that will connect with the existing viaduct just east of the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and touch down just east of NW 82 Avenue;
New signalization, street lighting, landscaping, water and sewer main and pedestrian features.

During construction there will be four lanes of traffic (two eastbound and two westbound) open from the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) to 89 Court. There will also be a reduction in the number of travel lanes on 79, 82, 84 and 87 Avenues to thenorth and south of NW 25 Street. In order to complete key construction activities, lane closures will occur at various locations during the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Saturday. In addition, detours will be necessary to construct the viaduct over NW 25th Street. Information on these and any other detours will be provided well in advance. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times throughout the project.

 For more information about the NW 25 Street Construction Project, please contact Construction Public Information Specialist Oscar Gonzalez at 786-280-0983 or Project Engineer Nelson Perez at 305-216-5112 or go to

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they drive or log on to www.fl511.comto get real-time traffic and lane closure information. FDOT reminds drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Please drive cautiously in work zones.