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Internet company signs to help combat unclaimed ca

For immediate release 3 October 2002


Internet company signs to help combat unclaimed cargo


Cargofound, a new New Zealand internet initiative, has become the latest partner in New Zealand Customs’ FrontLine programme.

Father and son directors of Cargofound Ltd, Warren and Simon Lee, and Bill Perry, Customs Manager for Inspections and Client Services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to help combat the problem of unclaimed cargo in New Zealand.

“We anticipate that with the help we receive from Cargofound through the FrontLine programme the amount of unclaimed cargo that Customs has to manage would reduce. This benefits all parties, including Customs, freight owners, insurance companies, warehousing facilities and freight carriers,” says Customs Inspections and Client Services Manager Bill Perry.

“When imported cargo lays unclaimed Customs has an obligation to find the owners, recover any Customs duties or GST owing, and in some cases ensure the disposal of the unclaimed cargo. ”This costs time, money and resources, all taxpayer costs.”

Cargofound’s primary function is to locate missing freight shipments.

Clients can log on to their website www.cargofound.com where they can either input information about ‘orphaned’ freight, or request a search for missing freight.

“We are excited about this new FrontLine partnership with Customs, because we think it will help us communicate with other freight agents in New Zealand and around the world,” says Cargofound Director Warren Lee.

“We hope that this system that has been developed will help everyone involved in the freighting industry and feel that between ourselves and Customs we can work together to help solve the problem of unclaimed cargo in New Zealand.”

FrontLine was launched in May last year and provides a framework for partnerships between Customs and individual businesses to:
- Detect prohibited goods and illegal activity
- Facilitate the movement of legitimate goods
- Promote community development through International trade

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