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

Allen Gina Discusses Risk Management and Govt.-Industry Partnership at BASC World Congress in Colombia

Over 540 customs and trade industry leaders from the public and private sector convened in Cartagena, Colombia for the Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC) World Congress on September 19 and 20. The Congress theme was “Risk Management and Trust: The Road to Security and Competitiveness.” Participants celebrated BASC’s 22nd anniversary while discussing risk management, … 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

Al Gina speaks at Wilson Center U.S.-Mexico Institute on Port Modernization

Allen Gina: “It was a pleasure to speak at the Wilson Center U.S.-Mexico Institute today on Port Modernization with other great panelists from Mexico SAT, the Border Trade Alliance, and KCS Railroad, which is taking innovative measures to make cross-border trade enhancements in Laredo. Increasing processing speeds at the border does not have to be … 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