Bensenville, IL (PressExposure) March 30, 2009 -- The US Customs and Border Protection Division of the US Department of Homeland Security has announced that Global CFS, Inc., a trucking company and a neutral freight handling warehouse facility processing shipments arriving at the railheads of the Port of Chicago, has been selected as the operator of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Centralized Examination Station in a five-year contract for the care, custody, and control of air/ocean import cargo selected for CBP inspection at the Port of Chicago. Global CFS is headed by Steve Panzarella, its founder, president, and CEO.
âGlobal also provides its services to freight forwarders and customhouse brokers as an extension of the trucking and distribution services provided to our clients. We are focused on immediate turnaround of cargo that is targeted for Customs and Border Protection Examination at the Global (CBP ) Centralized Examination Station. Our objective is to make the entire process as seamless and expeditious for the transportation companies and their shippers as is humanly possible,â said Mr. Panzarella.
Global provides direct delivery service from rail and airlines to customersâ doors in a five state zone: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa.
Global CFS is Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Certified for the screening certification of cargo being carried on passenger aircraft since March 5, 2009.
Global CFS is C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) Certified. The C-TPAT program is U.S. Customs and Border Protectionâs (CBP) premier trade security program. The purpose of C-TPAT is to partner with the trade community for the purpose of securing the U.S. and international supply chains from possible intrusion by terrorist organizations. C-TPAT requires the trade company participant to document and validate their supply chain security procedures in relation to existing CBP C-TPAT criteria or guidelines as applicable. CBP requires that C-TPAT company participants develop an internal validation process to ensure the existence of security measures documented in their Supply Chain Security Profile and in any supplemental information provided to CBP. As a part of the C-TPAT process, CBP C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS) and the C-TPAT participant will jointly conduct a validation of the companyâs supply chain security procedures. The validation process is essential to verifying the companyâs commitment to C-TPAT. To ensure accuracy, the security profiles of C-TPAT participants are validated.
Panzarella added, âWe are proud of our service and the track record of our history in this business being in compliance as dictated in the agreement of understanding. We are honored and appreciative of the opportunity afforded to us to serve the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the international community for the last 23 years.â
Global CFS, Inc., was founded by Stephen Panzarella, and is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois, near Chicagoâs OâHare International Airport. Global CFS is a Trucking/Distribution Air & Ocean Container Freight Station, offering transportation of airfreight pallets, ocean import/export container drayage, and local pick up and delivery. Global CFS holds ILL ICC license 118-558-MC, MC 330407, and US DOT #717551.
On the Web: http://www.globalcfs.com