Andrew Farrelly Addresses KCS ‘Mexico Energy Symposium’ on CTPAT’s New Minimum Security Criteria

On October 23rd, CT Strategies’ Andrew Farrelly provided remarks at the Kansas City Southern Railroad, annual ‘Mexico Energy Symposium’ in Houston. The daylong event convenes KCS leaders and energy sector executives from across Mexico to discuss how KCS’ Mexico-U.S. supply chain can support the cross-border movement of refined fuel and related products between the two countries. … Read more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Holds ‘Countering Human Trafficking’ Event

Representatives from the transportation, hospitality, and technology sectors convened at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss how their industries were working to combat human trafficking. In her opening keynote, Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey, Chair of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, discussed how human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise … Read more

Gene Garza Discusses CT Strategies’ Recent Supply Chain Seminar with Laredo News

Gene Garza, a Senior Advisor at CT Strategies, was recently interviewed by KGNS, in Laredo, Texas. Mr. Garza, the former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Director of Field Operations in Laredo, discussed the CBP Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program and CT Strategies recent Supply Chain Seminar, held in Laredo to discuss the program … Read more

CT Strategies hosts Supply Chain Seminar in Laredo, TX

On July 16th, CT Strategies hosted a Supply Chain Seminar in Laredo, TX attended by members of the trade community from the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo region. The focus of the event was the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) and the program’s new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) set to go into effect in January 2020. This is … Read more

Gene Garza Interviewed on Laredo Rail ‘Secure Corridor’

Gene Garza, a Senior Advisor for CT Strategies and former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations in Laredo, Texas, was interviewed by Laredo news channel KGNS, about an industry-government collaboration effort that has increased security, while decreasing train delays at the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo border crossing. The single-track bridge is the highest … Read more

CBP Officials, Industry Advisory Group Discuss Trade Operations & CTPAT in Laredo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its quarterly COAC meeting, the 2nd of 2019, in Laredo, Texas on May 30th.  Laredo has just recently overtaken Los Angeles as the highest volume port in the U.S., processing just over $20B/month in trade this past spring. CBP Leaders and trade advisory committee members of the COAC … Read more

Andrew Farrelly Talks Customs and Port Automation at IV Hemispheric Conference in Panama City

The IV Hemispheric Conference on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Logistics was held in Panama City, Panama, from April 1 to April 3, 2019. It was organized by the Panama Maritime Authority and the Organization of American States (OAS). The conference provides government and industry an opportunity to discuss comprehensive port management, regional connectivity, multimodal logistics, automation … Read more

Border Security Expo Unites Key Decision Makers with Security Technology Vendors

The Border Security Expo held each year in San Antonio, Texas, gives public and private sector officials the opportunity to discuss emerging threats and trends in the border security mission space. Key officials across local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are invited to discuss both current and future challenges their agencies face  relating to … Read more

Battling the Risk of Counterfeits as E-Commerce Grows Globally

Battling the Risk of Counterfeits as E-Commerce Grows Globally As cross-border e-commerce booms globally, concerns regarding counterfeit items remain a risk to both producers and consumers. To combat this threat, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working alongside private sector entities to interdict and deter a host of counterfeit items ranging from cosmetics to … Read more