CBP names ACE Trade Ambassadors
U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday named 16 industry representatives as Trade Ambassadors and another 10 as technical advisors to the agency's ongoing development of the Automated Commercial Environment.
Trade ambassadors are the main point of communication between CBP and the international freight industry regarding the requirements and progress of ACE, which is being built to improve cargo processing, targeting, and inter-agency data sharing. Their main role is to form consensus on ACE business and process changes.
The ambassadors come from various industry sectors, including importers, brokers and logistics providers.
In a message to members of the Trade Leadership Council, Cindy Allen, executive director of the ACE Business Office, said the agency looked for expertise in cargo release and air manifest as those functions become the next focus of the ACE development effort.
The TLC is a streamlined version of the 300-person Trade Support Network.
The Trade Ambassadors are:
' Cindy Golden, Limited Brands.
' Colleen Clarke, Roanoke Trade Services (and also a member of the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee).
' Craig Seelig, CargoWise.
' Dmitri Martjuchin, American Airlines.
' Elizabeth Shaver, Delta Airlines.
' Fany Flores-Pastor, Descartes.
' Heidi Bray, Chrysler.
' Jim Masloski, Norman G. Jensen.
' Ken Bargteil, Kuehne + Nagel.
' Mary Jo Muoio, OHL.
' Michael Cerny, Global Customs and Trade.
' Mike White, Cargo Network Services.
' Mike Young, OOCL.
' Sheryl Leanza, Yazaki North America.
' Stephani Yogi, K-Line.
' Uwe Sartori, ATS.
The new members of the Technical Advisory Committee members are:
' Chris Rubio, UPS.
' Dan Herbert, Trade Tech.
' Greg Chen; Kuehne + Nagel.
' John Marshall, W.J. Byrnes.
' Mike Fink, Delaware River.
' Mike Young, OOCL.
' Peter Kozacruk, APL.
' Shalom Cohen, Holt Logistics.
' Tina Jansen, MIQ Logistics.
' Zeliko Gregov, Cargo Manager.
The Technical Advisory Committee's job is to identify potential design and development issues. ' Eric Kulisch