TRAFFIC BRIEFS

TRAFFIC BRIEFS

MARINE GROUP CHECKS

2 EDI CARGO SYSTEMSA regional maritime group earlier this month evaluated two automated cargo information systems at a meeting in San Francisco.

The group, the Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region, is looking at new technology that will be used in the freight forwarder and broker industries in response to U.S. Customs programs.

Edwin McKinnon, trade development director of the Port of Seattle, reported on the Seattle Cargo Air/Marine Procedure Interface, or Scampi.

Frank C. Boerger of the Golden Gate Ports Association reported on the Regional Automated Cargo Expediting and Release System, or Racers.

Scampi was developed exclusively by the Port of Seattle - the first large U.S. port to make extensive use of computer technology.

Racers, the newest port information system, was developed as a prototype by regional ports in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration .

C.S. BRINEGAR ELECTED

TO BOARD OF CONRAIL

PHILADELPHIA - Claude S. Brinegar, the nation's third secretary of transportation from February 1973 until February 1975, was elected to the board of Consolidated Rail Corp.

Mr. Brinegar was also a board member of Amtrak and a founding director of Conrail. Three other directors were re-elected during the eastern carrier's annual shareholder's meeting Tuesday.

TNT RED STAR HELPS

WITH SHOE DONATIONS

NEWARK, N.J. - TNT Red Star has helped Stride Rite Corp. donate about $2 million in children's shoes to CARE, the international relief organization.

About 300 pairs of shoes were shipped from each of Stride Rite's 250 stores to the retailer's distribution center in Boston, Mass., said John West, TNT's president and chief executive officer. TNT Red Star donated time, drivers and services to get the shoes to Boston.

In Boston, the shoes will be consolidated into ocean containers, then trucked to the Port of New York and New Jersey for shipment to the Port of Maputo in Mozambique. The country, just north of South Africa, has been racked by a vicious civil war for 14 years.

INTRANET FACES CHARGES

FOR FINANCIAL REPORTS

INDIANAPOLIS - Circle Express Inc., now doing business as Intranet Inc., has been charged with one count of providing a false statement to the U.S. government.

The company said the charges were expected because of erroneous financial reports in 1986 and for the second quarter of 1987.

Intranet said two former Circle officials, Arthur L. Belford and Merle E. Bright, were charged with the same offense a month ago.

A new management team, hired in April 1989, has been cooperating with the investigation.

HINO DIESEL TRUCKS

DEDICATES NY FACILITY

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. - Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.) Inc. has dedicated its new headquarters here.

The new facility gives Hino much more space than its original nearby headquarters, built when the medium-duty truck maker established its dealer network in 1985.