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Getting Shipments Stalled at Sea To Singapore Day

When the world's seventh largest container carrier, Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd., filed bankruptcy in 2016, it left international exhibitors and other companies with $14 billion in shipments stalled in the waters from Shanghai to Los Angeles.

Cargo ships from the South Korean company were waiting outside of ports in the United States filled with shipments that ranged from event and exhibit materials to fall clothing destined for holiday store shelves. One estimate indicated as many as 80 Hanjin container ships worldwide that were sitting in the seas seeking clearance to dock.

Getting Philatelic Gems to the Long-Awaited World Stamp Show in New York City

ELIZABETH, N.J., June 14, 2016 - Once every decade. A quarter million visitors. Rarities smaller than the face of your smartwatch and worth millions of dollars. The World Stamp Show 2016 recently drew excited collectors and crowds to New York City where 200 dealers and postal administrators displayed the most coveted American and international stamps. But given their small size and big value, these stamps are frequently shipped by air or hand-carried in order to arrive at the stamp exhibitions securely and on time.

IAEE Honors Barbara Lampen

As President of the New York Convention Center Development Corporation, Barbara Lampen led the historic renovation of the Javits Center from 2009 to 2014, upgrading its infrastructure while ensuring the building remained open for business. The building now looks, feels and operates better than ever before, and as a result, the New York chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events have awarded Mrs. Lampen with the King's Glove Award, their highest honor.


Elizabeth, New Jersey, September 9, 2015 - Six months after the resolution of the lengthy labor dispute with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, ports on the West Coast of the United States, as well as other major ports around the country, continue to experience congestion that is resulting in significant delays in shipments destined for trade shows.

Longshoremen Dispute Threatens Trade Show Exhibitor Timetables

Hil Anderson, Senior Editor

Oceanside, CA – A labor dispute that has bogged down operations at U.S. West Coast seaports has become a concern for trade show exhibitors who are bringing in freight from overseas.

Containers that should have been aboard trucks and on the road weeks ago are instead languishing in Long Beach, Oakland and other major ports as shipping companies and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) remained locked in a contract dispute that has resulted in a partial lockout and allegations of a worker slowdown.

PIBL: Penalty Stage of 10+2 Rule Now Enforced by Custom and Border Protection

International trade show exhibitors planning to send their trade show shipments by sea will now face significant penalties for failing to comply with the Import Security Filing rule (also known as the 10+2 rule). The ISF rule requires importers to submit 10 items of data about their cargo at least 24 hours before it is loaded aboard a vessel at a foreign port. Two additional data items are required by the carrier as well, resulting in what is known as the 10+2 rule.

For Sports Hunting and Shooting Enthusiasts. A Knowledgeable Source for Shipping.

Phoenix International Business Logistics is well-known as a freight forwarder and U.S. Customs Broker, able to move common cargo and colossal shipments, whether that means transporting an 80,000 lb. solar home or a life-size windmill. But we recognize, as many do, that shipping arms-related items is one of the most complicated specialties in freight management.

What It Took to Bring Black Pepper Crab, Mambo Jambo and the Great Spy Experiment to Singaporeans Far From Home

Elizabeth, NJ - Since 2007 Singaporeans around the world have reconnected with their heritage by attending Singapore Day in April, a festival mounted each year in alternating international cities. Last month, Singapore Day 2012 was held in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, New York), where Singaporeans celebrated their culture through local cuisine and arts, as they kept abreast of the latest developments back in their homeland. Bringing the “hawker” food, entertainment, and exhibits to those 5,000 visitors involved complex efforts to transport the authentic displays straight from Singapore’s docks to the East Coast of the United States.

PIBL Appointed Official Freight Forwarder for World Congress on High-Speed Rail

 Elizabeth, NJ -  Phoenix International Business Logistics, Inc. (PIBL) today announced that it has been selected as the official freight forwarder and U.S. Customs broker for the 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail, a three-day event and international trade exhibition being held for the first time in the United States. The event, scheduled for July 10-13th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, is organized by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Phoenix International Business Logistics Named Freight Forwarder for World Police and Fire Games

ELIZABETH, N.J. – Phoenix International Business Logistics, Inc. (PIBL) has been appointed the official International Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker for the 2011 World Police & Fire Games. 
PIBL has offices in New Jersey and Las Vegas, Nevada and  offers customized fairs and exhibitions services to domestic and foreign exhibitors participating in trade shows and exhibitions worldwide.  Their trade show specialists have more than 30 years of experience in guiding clients through the intricacies of preparing the transport and customs clearance of their exhibits to trade shows, on time and on budget. 
Several organizations have requested PIBL’s services to transport equipment to and from the Games, including 900 pounds of equipment for a hockey team and a large fire hose cart from a Canadian fire department. “We are honored to be appointed the Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for the upcoming New York Police and Fire Games, such an important series of events,” said Phil Hobson, President of PIBL. “We look forward to working with the participants and World Police & Fire Games Management to insure all shipments are cleared and delivered to each event on time.”
The 2011 World Police & Fire Games will be held in New York City from August 26 – September 5. More than 15,000 police officers and firefighters from over 70 countries will compete in 69 sports during the 11-day competition. The event begins with a grand opening ceremony, and continues with numerous planned social events and a memorial service spread throughout the week. The festivities culminate with the passing of the flag to the following host at the closing ceremony. 

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