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World Trade Center Institute Honors Margie Shapiro at 2020 Maryland International Business Leadership Awards

BALTIMORE, MD – TheWorld Trade Center Institute (WTCI) and the Maryland Department of Commerce are proud to present the 2020 Maryland International Business Leadership Awards. In its 24th year, the awards recognize leaders who represent businesses across the state.  The Maryland International Business Leadership Awards honor those who truly exemplify Maryland’s success. The individuals selected […]

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Shapiro Supports the House of Ruth Maryland with 2019 Holiday Donation

Shapiro, a Baltimore-headquartered 104-year-old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, recently selected the House of Ruth Maryland as the recipient of its annual holiday charity program. Donations were made on behalf of each of its customers. Since 1977, the House of Ruth Maryland has led the fight to end domestic violence by confronting the attitudes, behaviors […]

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Shapiro Implements Enhanced Cybersecurity Measures for Elevated Customer Protection

As cybersecurity threats continue to grow in the increasingly digitized landscape of today’s global economy, Shapiro remains actively committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its customers and employees. Shapiro’s established physical, electronic and managerial safeguards are regularly reviewed to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure and improper use of information, and to maintain […]

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Shapiro Supports Art Education with Holiday Donation to Young Audiences of MD

Shapiro, a Baltimore-headquartered 103-year-old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, recently selected Young Audiences/Arts for Learning of Maryland as the recipient of its annual holiday charity program. Donations were made on behalf of each of its customers. Young Audiences is a Maryland non-profit working to encourage classroom participation by infusing all subject areas with hands-on arts […]

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Shapiro’s Angela Czajkowski to Speak at World Trade Day 2018

This year’s World Trade Day on May 23rd, 2018 is focusing on Technology in Global Trade. Developments in technology are improving immensely and changing the way business is being done around the world. No matter the industry, technology advancements are making it difficult for businesses to remain competitive and keep up with competitors. At World […]

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Shapiro Supports Strengthening Urban Communities Through the Center for Urban Families

Shapiro, a Baltimore-headquartered 102-year-old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, recently selected the Center for Urban Families as the recipient of its annual holiday charity program. Donations were made on behalf of each of its customers. Founded in 1999, CFUF’s mission is to strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability, support, and economic […]

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Shapiro’s Annual Supply Chain Seminar

Shapiro continued its longstanding tradition of serving its customers, vendors, and employees by hosting its annual Summer Supply Chain Seminar. Panels of industry experts covered the most pressing topics facing the logistics industry today. Freight panel discussions covered Vessel Sharing Agreements (VSA), the current logistics and freight markets, capacity and supply/demand imbalances, terminal operations, U.S. […]

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Shapiro Selects Rachel Kimmel as the Recipient of its 2017 Student Scholarship

Shapiro’s Educational Committee announced the winner of their annual student scholarship program. The scholarship, open to all Shapiro employees’ children, is granted after a rigorous evaluation process comprised of academic achievement records, letters of recommendation, a personal statement and an essay from each candidate. The winner, Rachel Kimmel, received a $2,000 scholarship for her college […]

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Shapiro Represents NVOs, Applauds Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

Shapiro, the 102-year-old leader in international logistics and Customs brokerage, welcomed 23 staffers of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to their offices on May 18, 2017, as part of an FMC visit to the Baltimore port area. The FMC’s delegation was comprised of a diverse representation of the agency’s departments, including individuals who work in the Office […]

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Shapiro Caters to eCommerce and Traditional Shippers Alike

Shapiro, the 102-year-old Baltimore-based leader of international freight forwarding and regulatory compliance, has relaunched its web presence to better cater to both its audience of online sellers and the Company’s traditional, commercial importers and exporters.  With a reputation for its quirky spin on supply chain, Shapiro’s new website is full of customized information, tools, and resources designed […]

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Shapiro Centers of Excellence Aligns with CBP’s CEE

With the launch of Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) centralized access window, the regulatory agency also established commodity specialists and developed commodity Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE). These entities have much more access to information—and are extraordinarily informed about commodities—much, much more informed than they have ever been.  This is especially true […]

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Happy Holidays from Hanjin

Barry Parker dissects one the most disruptive events ever to impact the intermodal supply chain. there is more pain to come, lessons to be learned – and corrections applied. By Barry Parker The Hanjin Shipping debacle, brewing over time and seeing a full blown eruption in late August, is still ongoing. The company voluntarily opted […]

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Shapiro Supports Educational Equality through Holiday Donation to Teach For America • Baltimore

Shapiro, a Baltimore headquartered 101-year- old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, recently selected Teach For America – Baltimore as the recipient of its annual holiday charity program. Donations were made on behalf of each of its customers. Founded in 1990, Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing […]

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The Baltimore Sun Names Shapiro as a Top Workplace for the Sixth Year in a Row

The Baltimore Sun lists Shapiro, a 101-year old logistics and supply chain management provider, as one of the top places to work in Baltimore, Maryland, for the sixth year in a row. Shapiro, a Baltimore-based 101-year old Customs broker and freight forwarder, has been named one of Baltimore’s best places to work for the sixth […]

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Shapiro Celebrates 101st Anniversary with an Annual Supply Chain Seminar

Shapiro, a leader in global transportation and regulatory compliance, celebrated its 101st year of serving the logistics community with customers, vendors, employees by hosting a Summer Supply Chain Seminar. Panels of industry experts covered topics covering some of the facing logistics and Customs brokerage today. Freight panel discussions covered Vessel Sharing Agreements (VSA), SOLAS verified […]

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Shapiro Welcomes Nina DiVittorio as New York Branch Manager

Shapiro, a 100-year-old global transportation and regulatory compliance leader, welcomes Nina DiVittorio to the Branch Manager role at its location in Rosedale, NY. DiVittorio, a licensed Customhouse Broker (CHB) with over 20 years of industry experience, was previously with DHL Global Forwarding, where she served as CHB Supervisor and Office Manager. DiVittorio managed brokerage operations […]

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Shapiro Helps Bolster Inner City Education by Supporting Non-Profit CollegeBound Foundation this Holiday Season

Shapiro, a Baltimore headquartered 100-year-old Customhouse broker and international freight forwarder, recently selected CollegeBound Foundation as the recipient of its annual holiday endowment. CollegeBound encourages and enables inner city students within the Baltimore City public school system to pursue a college education. Founded in 1988 as a small non-profit, CollegeBound has established a nationally recognized […]

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The Baltimore Sun Names Shapiro as a Top Workplace for the Fifth Year in a Row

Shapiro, a Baltimore-based 100-year old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, has been named one of Baltimore’s best places to work for the fifth year in a row by the Baltimore Sun. Firms were nominated and then evaluated using confidential surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, which […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Little Guys

By Chris Gillis |Saturday, August 22, 2015 There’s been a lot of attention in the news these days about how large logistics services providers are buying up similarly large to midsized counterparts to add to their portfolios. Check out the link below for the full article! Read the full story on American Shipper >>

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Family Customs

By Eric Johnson | Saturday, August 22, 2015 Iconic Baltimore customs broker and logistics services company Shapiro turns 100. There’s a trite old saying that the first generation business owner builds the company, the second generation makes it a success, and the third generation destroys it.  As with most trite old sayings, there are bound […]

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