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Former NFL player heads growing logistics firm

CEO Tony McGee was featured in a West Orange Times & Observer article. You can read the article here.

Shipping News Alert: U.S. Port Congestion Causing Delays

Port of Long Beach Arial shotSevere port congestion is impacting inland shipments throughout the U.S. Since late last year, shippers have struggled with both a serious shortage of container chassis, as well as port congestion at the nation’s largest ports. The following ports are currently experiencing congestion and shipment delays:

  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Port of Long Beach

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U.S Customs Security Protocol – Imports with compromised seal


Dear HNM Import Clients,

Ref: U.S Customs Security Protocol


As a C-TPAT certified freight forwarder and customs house broker we are required to inform our import clients of their responsibility to report compromised seals, suspicious activity, or anomalies detected when receiving your containerized shipments. Should you receive a container where the seal has been broken or the number does not match the number marked on the bill of lading please report this to HNM as soon as possible. HNM will then report the finding to U.S. Customs as required.

U.S. Customs also request that U.S. importers require their foreign suppliers to use PAS ISO 17712 standard security seals for their full container load shipments into the USA.

Any questions regarding these security requirements can be directed to HNM’s import department or to your sales representative.


Thanks for your continued support!






Orlando Business Journal 2014 Fast 50 Honorees

OBJ Fast 50

OBJ Fast 50

The Orlando Business Journal 2014 Fast 50 honorees were recently announced. The Fast 50 awards celebrate Central Florida’s 50 fastest-growing privately owned companies and is based on revenue by percentage growth from 2011-2013.  HNM Global Logistics is honored to be ranked as one of Central Florida’s fasting growing businesses.   As a customer focused company we want to take this opportunity to recognize our team and customers. THANK YOU – our growth and success are because of you.

Congratulations to HNM Global Logistics and the 49 other companies on the Fast 50!

Be sure to check out the June 27 weekly edition of Orlando Business Journal to see where we ranked on the list.

HNM’s CEO appointed to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

ACSCC appointment letter

ACSCC appointment letter

Please join us in congratulating our CEO, Tony McGee, on his recent appointment to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC).  The 40-member ASCC was formed to provide the Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker,  with detailed advice on the elements of a comprehensive national freight infrastructure and freight policy to support U.S. supply chain and export competitiveness.  The Committee’s work is intended to further the Administration’s export, economic, and job growth goals.

The Committee advises the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive, holistic national freight infrastructure, and a national freight policy designed to support U.S. export growth, foster national economic competitiveness, and improve U.S. supply chain competitiveness in the domestic and global economy. Tony was selected from many candidates to represent the Freight Forwarding sector.

Congratulations Tony on your well deserved appointment!

To read Tony’s appointment letter from the Secretary of Commerce please click the following link:  T McGee ACSCC


How the new Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) Export Requirements impact ATA Carnet


Starting April 5, 2014, several changes will be implemented to the U.S Census Bureau Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Some of these changes involve goods leaving the U.S. under an ATA Carnet.  All exports leaving the United States, except temporary exports, have historically required Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing. However, the types of exemptions that exist today will be greatly curtailed effective April 5, 2014. These changes greatly affect ATA Carnet shipments, as they cover both U.S. issued ATA Carnets and foreign ATA Carnets used for temporary importation into the U.S. Below is a guide to how the new Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) Export Requirements impact ATA Carnet:

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Delayed Enforcement of new regulations for ATA Carnet Shipments!

We’re happy to report ATA Carnets departing the United States WILL NOT be required to alter their current practice on/or after April 5, 2014 as was originally reported. The US Census Bureau and Customs Border Patrol have delayed enforcement of new regulations for ATA carnet shipments. The enforcement has been delayed 180 days.

FTR Letter No. 8 Notice of 180 Day Informed Compliance Period for Regulatory Changes states: “During this 180 day period the Census Bureau and CBP will use “informed compliance” to educate the trade on the new requirements. During this time, no penalties will be issued for failure to comply with any new requirements . The period of informed compliance will take place from the revised FTR effective date of April 5, 2014 through October 2, 2014. ”

Historically most ATA Carnets leaving the U.S. have been exempt from the filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI). As a result of changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations, many exemptions that exist today for ATA Carnet will be greatly curtailed. These changes cover both U.S. and foreign ATA Carnets, as well as those coming from and going to Taiwan (TECRO/AIT).

The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) will continue to work with both U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Census to permanently exclude ATA Carnets from the need to complete an EEI filing through the AES system. To read more on how the New Foreign Trade Regulations Export Requirements Impact ATA Carnet – click here

If you have any questions about the new regulations, please contact us

What do football and freight have in common?

football_world_800_clr_6597I’m sure you’re wondering how on earth did a retired football player get involved in freight forwarding. It’s really quite simple – let me explain. I went from moving the ball on the field to moving freight off the field -in a sense.

I launched HNM Enterprises in 2004 with a primary focus on real estate. HNM is short for Homes, Notes & Mortgages; it’s also my daughter’s initials – Hannah Nicole McGee. A perfect name!

Real estate was booming at the time and I was blessed to be involved in the revitalization of downtown Orlando. An article in the Orlando Business Journal on 40 Under 40 Award recipients opened up opportunities for me with renovation projects. It was through the renovation projects that HNM was introduced to warehousing and distribution. While working on several FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) projects I met the future HNM Global Logistics Dream Team.

The recession impacted FF&E and warehousing and I looked for other business opportunities. It was through the recession that our freight forwarding division came to fruition. Freight forwarding was the perfect long term business opportunity – freight is always moving. In 2011, our freight forwarding ‘Dream Team’ was formed. I provide the platform – they provide the expertise – a winning combination!

I am passionate about winning for you; in order to score and win, we must move the ball, as well as your freight, forward.

Pass, touchdown, score, WIN!


Tony McGee, CEO

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