Thursday, 24 July 2014

Loading And Transportation Monitoring

InTouch ensures that your cargo is properly loaded and transported with care.

For some product categories and industries, quality control activities may not end at the factory. Container Loading Monitoring is a service that focuses on closely supervising the loading of goods or industrial goods in shipping containers. The container loading generally takes place in the factory where the goods were made before the container is sealed and delivered to the port for export.

Key Loading and Transport Monitoring Services components:

  •       InTouch ensures that every element of your shipment is handled with care throughout the entire loading and transportation process
  •       Our auditors inspect containers before loading to ensure that everyone is clean, structurally sound and weatherproof.
  •       InTouch staff overlooking all handling in person to ensure that products are safe, secure, and that the containers are sealed in accordance with the regulations of C-TPAT and Euro
  •       They have eyes and ears in their products continuously, until his departure from China.
  •       Inform the pressing quality problems immediately, which allow you the opportunity to delay the shipment at any time prior to shipping goes China.
  •       Comprehensive reports with photos are provided 6 hours after all supervision for review

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

Port of Baltimore is a world of steel, big noisy machines: Giant cargo ships, cranes and trucks roaring.

Amid the hubbub, David Ng, an officer of Customs and Border Protection, try to find things that are small and live: Snails, moths, and weed seeds of all kinds.

It is part of a long struggle to protect the fields and forests of the United States of insects and exotic weeds. That struggle plays every day at ports and airports across the country. There have been many failures in that fight, but a few weeks ago, inspectors also experienced a small victory.

That day, David Ng opened the steel door of a shipping container to inspect a shipment of organic soybeans from China and saw a small feathery abroad. "It was just a little on top of the grain," he says.

It was a black and white moth, only half an inch long. Upon further inspection, Ng found a few more. "It was a moth we had seen before, or that I recognized any of the other inspectors recognized," he says.

He caught the bug, put it in a small glass vial, and sent out to experts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Nemapogon gersimovi identified as a species of moth that had never been seen before in the U.S. He likes to feed on seeds and grains.

"This was a very important discovery," says Michael Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland.

Over the years, Raupp says, dozens of pests have come here from abroad. He ticks off some of the most destructive: the cottony cushion scale; soybean aphids; European gypsy moth; European corn borer; the emerald ash borer.

Nobody knows exactly how much of a problem that the new moth China could have proved he says. But the latest invasive species have caused about $ 120 million in damage each year, "so I just do not need another one of these guys here."

CBP gave this soybean importer a choice: destroy beans or out of the country. Finally, soy China again.

Inspectors cannot possibly watch every incoming shipment. Focus on ships they believe are more likely to contain pests, based on past history.

On the morning of my arrival, I was a recipient of organic wheat Argentina.

David Ng snaps a plastic seal on the container with a bolt cutter and changes to open the steel door of the container. Some wheat is poured.

"Now we're going to kind of sift through it a bit," says Ng. "Let's see if we see something that stands out. Any movement or any other contaminant that pop out or look out of the ordinary."

Groove Amanda, another CBP officer pours samples of wheat on a set of sieves and shake the grain back and forth, stopping every few seconds to look carefully. Grab something carefully. This is not wheat. It is a seed oats family, which includes at least one species that the government considered a "noxious weed."

"Let's send this to a botanist, USDA, and they'll come back to us and let us know what species it is, and if any action is required," says Ng. They usually get a response within a few hours.

Nationally, CBP inspectors found hundreds of insect pests and weed seeds every day. Others probably slip through, but Raupp says it is not a wasted effort. Each successful detection is a small victory.

"It is vital," he says. "It's a good fight we have to keep fighting, I think."

Inspectors have indeed managed to keep some pests out of the country, as the voracious beetle Khapra. Border inspectors caught 200 of these insects each year. The Khapra beetle is found in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. But for the moment, not in the United States.

Regarding the shipment of Argentine wheat, which came through cleanly inspection. That seed of wild oats, there was nothing to worry about out. This container will leave the port and go to help meet the U.S. appetite for organic bread.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Container Loading Supervision

What is a Container Loading Supervision in China and Asia?

The Container Loading Supervision (CLS) will be held just before the vendor / factory / manufacturer is supposed to load the goods into the container; that aims to monitor the charging process. This Container Loading Supervision in China or anywhere in Asia usually takes place at the factory. It can also be performed on the premises of its promoter.
What we check during Cargo Container supervision?

Verification of quantity, packing check list, container conditions, the process of loading (cartons conditions, filling-up level, etc), a quick look at the packaging and packaging of their products.

Note that the checks complete quality control on product specifications, labeling and marking cosmetic (NCA) test, you should book a standard inspection, such as pre-shipment inspection or during the inspection production.
What is the benefit of Container Loading Supervision?

As your goods are traveling for days or weeks to reach its final destination, the Supervisory Cargo Container in China and Asia will ensure the proper and stuffy and full of efficient products and that the products are not damaged.
What products are not specialized in AQF?

          Hardlines and Softlines electronic electric luxury goods 

Inspection Hardlines Softlines real goods inspection inspection inspection electronic and electrical products of luxury goods
the highlight of this service Container Loading Supervision

  •       Provide the state of the container itself.
  •       The right products, there is no possible replacement products.
  •       The number of boxes is accurate.
  •       The load will be carried out with care (limiting the goods broken because of the load).
      The inspector calls the office so that you get an immediate response. If you read your mail quickly and if your provider has told you to wait for the green light before shipping, you have the opportunity to stop the disaster.
  •       The container is forwarded to your company.
  •       We note if a stamp is printed on the packaging.
  •       We perform a final check on the packaging.

Why should I book the CLS?

You do not want your goods are loaded correctly in a humid chamber with broken boxes and broken products. Save time and money and ensure our imports Container Loading Supervision in China and Asia, while the pressure on your provider is to drive continuous quality.

Available options
  •       Collection of samples
  •       overtime overnight
  •       Inspector Western or Western expert