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Space Shuttle Endeavor made two passes over World Trade Distribution’s CFS station today.
Time lapsed video of World Trade Distribution’s heavy lift operations. This was a 10 piece project cargo with a total weight of 600,000 lbs being unloaded and stored on our concrete yard! This is one of the many freight management services we offer you and the rest of the logistics community. Stay tuned as there will be many more to come! Thank you!
February 8th, 2012
Customs and Border protection officers at the Houston/Galveston Seaport seized 2.7 million dollars of Burberry and Disney items that were deemed “fake”. Included in the shipment were hats, purses, wallets, dog collars and hair clips. The fakes were taken to World Trade Distribution for further examination and processing.
Shipped from China, over 18,000 individual items packed in 148 cartons were seized. Customs officials stated, “There were 24,792 seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods last year in the U.S. – a 24-percent increase over 2010.”
March 1st, 2012
A shipment worth $344,000 of counterfeit perfume was seized at the Port of Houston. 5000 bottles of perfume bound for Dallas Texas were intercepted by Customs inspectors on the basis that these bottles took on the trademarks of Estee Lauder but were found to be fakes.
Officials state that the number of yearly seizures is on the rise due to increased coordinated efforts among government agencies as well CBP’s increased vigilance in enforcing trade regulations.
For all your freight handling needs and freight services, contact World Trade Distribution in Houston, Texas at 1-800-275-0221 or send us an email.