The CBFFAC Scholarship will be awarded at the CBFFAC Gala on June 23, 2017.
Deadline for submitting application is June 2, 2017.
Please click here for the application
2017 Gitta Wombwell Scholarship
PROPELLER CLUB OF CHARLESTON OBJECTIVE: To provide financial assistance to Propeller Club members, dependents or individuals pursuing studies in transportation / logistics. The scholarship is in honor of Gitta Wombwell, member of the Port of Charleston for over twenty years, holding several offices including President.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED: $1,000 will be awarded at the 2017 State of the Port Address.
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior, graduating in 2017 or an undergraduate enrolled /enrolling in an accredited college.
SUBMIT TO (no later than September 1, 2017:
Kent N. Gourdin
Director, Global Logistics & Transportation Program
School of Business
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29466
OR VIA E-MAIL TO:
Click here for application
Reminder: Monday April 10 - from noon to 5:00
Chipotle Local Managers Fundraiser for Non Profits.
Go to the new Chipotle at Wando Crossing Shopping Center by I-526 between noon and 5:00 PM
Either show them a copy of the attachment or simply say you are supporting the Seafarers Society.
Buy your lunch and enjoy.
Chapss will receive a portion of the sales for that time period.
Senate Rejects Priority Status for Roads Bill (by SC FOR Alliance)
Last week, the SC Senate rejected a motion to place the roads bill on priority status. However, negotiations continue regarding a bipartisan roads bill compromise and Senators on both sides of the aisle indicate that progress is being made.
The South Carolina State Senate failed to make a roads plan a legislative priority by a vote of (Y)23 – (N)18. The motion to set the bill for special order did not receive the necessary two-thirds vote and the bill remains on hold.
The following Senators voted against the motion to set the bill for special order. We encourage you to contact these Senators -- state your support for the road funding legislation and let them know it is not acceptable to come home this year without passing a plan to fix our roads.
Senators Voting NO:
If you would prefer to send a message online click HERE.
The House of Representatives has stepped up every year to pass a plan to fix our roads and bridges. The proposal under consideration in the Senate would increase the state's gas tax by 12 cents a gallon and other fees, raising about $800 million a year to repair our crumbling infrastructure.
The cost of continued inaction is high, with crumbling roads taking South Carolinian's:
South Carolina motorists lose over 18 million hours every year sitting in traffic.
Each year, South Carolinians pay a "hidden tax" of over $1,300 in car wear & tear and effort expended.
South Carolina’s roads are the deadliest in the nation with over 950 deaths occurring annually.
If we work together, we can ensure that the Senate passes a bi-partisan, compromise road plan this year.
This is a critical moment in the fight to fix South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges, and we need your help to ensure that the roads bill is set for debate.
Propeller Club of Charleston Dinner Meeting: April 13
APRIL 13, 2017 DINNER MEETING
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Cocktails: 6:00 – 7:00, Dinner and Program: 7:00-8:30
PROGRAM: Guest Speaker: Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg
WHERE: Harbour Club of Charleston (parking validated)
35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401
PRICE: $30 for Members, $40 for Guests
We are happy to be able to have the Mayor come back and give us an update on his first year as Mayor.
Our Board of Governors for 2017-2018 will be voted on by attending members.
Our Annual awards for Member of the Year and Maritime Person of the Year will be presented.
Please cut, return and mail the reservation form with check by April 10th, or register on line with PayPal or credit card at www.propellerclubchs.com (News and Events). No online reservations will be taken after April 11th. For questions contact Gitta Wombwell at email@example.com or 843 412-2699.
Printable Registration Form
EXPORT 101: Learn the Basics of Exporting
Rock Hill SC - May 9th, 2017
Register to join experts in trade compliance, logistics, finance and international law to learn from their experience the basic concepts of exporting. Topics will cover product classification, INCOTERMS, logistics and shipping, getting paid and compliance and legal considerations. In the afternoon, hear from your peers who have successfully exported to new markets and enjoy the small group discussion setting to address questions that pertain specifically to your company.
Presenters will include the U.S. Department of Commerce, South Carolina Small Business Development Center, South Carolina Department of Commerce U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Small Business Administration and others.
Export 101 is an introductory training which is a first step in a series of courses on exporting that are offered to South Carolina companies throughout the year to help your company begin or expand export activities and to gain skills that will assist you in growing your international sales.
Click HERE to be directed to registration page
WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Check in at 8:30am
9am - 4pm
WHERE: Winthrop University
1708 Memorial Cir.
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Questions: Contact Anastasia Mukherjee
U.S. Commercial Service
firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-312-5059
Space is limited! Please REGISTER by April 25th.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni: 2017 KPI Bridge Oil Blue & Gray Golf Classic
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation invites you to the 2017 KPI Bridge Oil Blue & Gray Golf Classic on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at RiverTowne Country Club. An Arnold Palmer Masterpiece, RiverTowne Country Club was awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest! It features the best of Charleston golf and Lowcountry hospitality, so join us for our third annual event!
This event benefits the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and its Department of Athletics.
If you have any questions, please contact me at anytime.
Director of Marketing / Development
USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc.
14 Bond Street, #1000, Great Neck NY 11021
516-773-5544 (Direct) / 516-482-5308 (Fax)
Southeastern Freight Lines LTL Facility Tour & Lunch
The CBFFAC is excited again this year to partner with SEFL - our 2014 Affiliate of the Year - to provide an excellent education opportunity for brokers, forwarders and NVOCC’s . The SEFL Charleston Operations Team will provide a tour of their facility and lunch.
Managers and administrators responsible for arranging the transport of domestic freight will learn...
LTL Facility Tour and Lunch
Wednesday March 29th, 2017
11:00am to 1:30pm
$35.00pp – CBFFAC Member
$25.00pp – 2 or more from same company
$50.00pp – Non-Members
***Registration is limited to 25 total***
Send email to Emily Laster @ email@example.com with a copy to Lisa LaSalle Nobles @ firstname.lastname@example.org with company name and number of attendees By Friday, March 24, 2017
***Additional tours will be scheduled if needed.***
Click here for a printable brochure.
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Are you in compliance?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
124 Verdae Blvd, Suite 202 Greenville, SC 29607
5th Floor Conference Room
This one-day workshop will be led by experienced export policy specialists that will provide professional counseling and an in-depth examination of the Export Administrations Regulation (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.
What will be covered?
Who is this program for?
Companies who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.
Date- March 22, 2017
Time - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Contact Shannon Christenbury with the U.S. Commercial Service, email@example.com or 864-250-8429.
Space is limited! Please RSVP by March 17.
ACTION ALERT from SCFOR: Today Could Be The Day
Your lawmakers need to hear from you.
Today, the South Carolina House of Representatives are set to begin debating H.3516, a real plan to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.
Powerful out-of-state special interests who don’t care about our roads are trying to block a roads plan from passing.
That's why we need you stand with us in the fight to #FIXSCROADS. Tell your legislator that you support H.3516 and safe roads for South Carolina!