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CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S. The app, Mobile Passport Control, or MPC, will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a Smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. 

The app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnership with CBP as part of a pilot program at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The app became available to eligible travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International on Aug. 13. MPC is expected to expand to more airports later this year. 

Sonwil Receives Second BRC Global Standard Facility Certification

Sonwil Receives Second BRC Global Standard Facility Certification

 

Today Sonwil Distribution Center—A Buffalo based logistics solutions provider—announced that it has received a British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard Certification for Storage and Distribution at a second area location. This additional certification is the result of the company’s continued implementation of best practices and process improvements related to the storage and distribution of food, packaging, and consumer goods. Sonwil’s facilities maintain the highest level in Global Food Safety Standards and the company is the only third-party logistics (3PL) provider in New York State to achieve BRC status.

 

“Receiving BRC Global Standard Certification at yet another facility definitely validates our commitment to offering customers the very highest level of service possible,” said Peter Wilson, CEO & President of Sonwil Distribution Center. “From our strategic location in Buffalo, New York, we are able to provide quality logistics solutions across the Eastern Seaboard, into Canada, and beyond.” 

 

Originally introduced in 2006, the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution was established to offer logistics/warehouse providers and distributors a universally recognized benchmark for service and process excellence. The Standard also offers the essential certification link between the range of BRC manufacturing standards and the end user, the retailer/food service company.

 

Obtaining and retaining BRC Global Standard Certification requires utilization and adherence to a number of key operational features and policies, including exceptional site cleanliness and sanitation, comprehensive auditing and reporting, extensive and progressive product handling and vehicle operations plans/requirements, as well as processes for swift corrective action based on active performance review.

 

Sonwil joins a prominent list of leading food manufacturers and distributors that are BRC certified, such as Del Monte Foods, Goya Foods, and Sysco, among others.

 

To learn more about the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution, visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.

 

About Sonwil Distribution Center:

 

Sonwil Distribution Center, Inc., is a 3rd party logistics solutions firm headquartered in Buffalo, New York which has been serving regional, national, and international clients for more than 70 years. The company provides reliable services that free customers from their operating expenses and the management issues related to private facility ownership.  Sonwil’s scalable logistics solutions help clients optimize revenue growth and reduce their operating expenses related to the management and distribution of their inventory by offering logistics to power distribution, transportation to move goods, and commercial space to grow your business.

 

To learn more about Sonwil Distribution Center, please visit www.sonwil.com.

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that implementation of the E-ZPass tolling program will take effect at the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridge spans as of August 11, 2014.  The new E-ZPass program will supplement existing ExpressPass, Commercial ExpressPass, and pre-loaded NEXUS/Toll card offerings currently available to motorists.

 

“After a very successful period of program testing and coordination, the commission is prepared to launch the E-ZPass program at all of our bridge crossings early next month,” said Niagara Falls Bridge Commission General Manager Lew Holloway. “We expect a smooth introduction of the program and believe this additional tolling feature will provide yet another convenient tool for motorists.”

 

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

LEWISTON, NY – Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced the upcoming installation of a second primary inspection lane within the Canada plaza at the Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge crossing. This construction project—scheduled to commence on September 2nd, 2014, and conclude on or before October 9th, 2014—is being undertaken to increase processing capacity at the crossing. The Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge has recently experienced rapid increases in usage and wait times, due to the growing popularity of the NEXUS trusted travel program.

 

Legends Over London Air Show Flies Into London July 19-20

Legends Over London Air Show Flies Into London July 19-20

 

After many years of waiting for a flying event to return to nearby London, Ontario, the Jet Aircraft Museum is proud to announce the return of an exciting aviation weekend to London International Airport. Legends Over London, featuring flying and static display aircraft, representations from aviation companies as well as other activities, will take place July 19-20.  

Castle Joins America’s Car Show After Dark as Major Sponsor

Castle Joins America’s Car Show After Dark as Major Sponsor

 

America’s Car Show After Dark, hosted by automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen, has landed Castle Products as a major sponsor. The two-hour broadcast of “After Dark” runs from 8 to 10 p.m. weekdays on TuneIn.com.

Castle Joins America’s Car Show After Dark as Major Sponsor

Castle Joins America’s Car Show After Dark as Major Sponsor

 

America’s Car Show After Dark, hosted by automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen, has landed Castle Products as a major sponsor. The two-hour broadcast of “After Dark” runs from 8 to 10 p.m. weekdays on TuneIn.com.