Shippers form SHIELD

A group of shippers and software producers met recently to review the newly adopted Customs security requirements. The meeting was hosted by Shippers for International Electronic Logistics Data (SHIELD), a group formed “to promote the business and e-commerce best practices that will support expedited trade practices through automation.” Among its objectives: to eliminate cargo delays caused by manual data entry and to educate companies about sending and receiving electronic shipping information. The meeting, which included representatives from Logistics Transportation Distribution, Polo Ralph Lauren, Avon Products, Kesco Shipping, the Children’s Place, Yang Ming Lines, Exel Logistics, Jones Apparel Group, Nine West and LOG-NET, was held in early December in New Jersey.