Rock-it Cargo

Rock-it Cargo (“Rock-it”) is a provider of high-touch, mission-critical air, ocean and surface freight forwarding and logistics to the live entertainment and music touring, fine arts, sports and broadcasting, corporate events, industrial power projects, and humanitarian relief end markets.

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ROCK-IT CARGO PILOTS THE FIRST U.S. ELECTRONIC ATA CARNET


Rock-It Cargo, one of the largest ATA Carnet users in the U.S., was chosen by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) to pilot the first U.S. electronic ATA Carnet

Los Angeles, California, Thursday 22nd February 2024: Rock-it Cargo a Global Critical Logistics (GCL) company, has issued and processed the first U.S. digital ATA Carnet (eATA Carnet) for a time-critical hand-carry shipment from John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, U.S. to London Heathrow Airport in the UK.

This eATA Carnet was used to ship microphones, designed by Emmy Award-winning costume designer Perry Meek, to this year’s TPi Awards Ceremony in London, UK, which takes place on February 26th.

The microphones were hand-carried to the UK by Rock-it and will be returned to the U.S. after the show, which is organized by TPi magazine, and celebrates excellence in the live events industry.

“We’re thrilled to launch the official test-phase for e-ATA Carnet processing in the United States,” said Declan Daly, Chief Operating Officer, United States Council for International Business (USCIB).

“With the help of our partners, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the International Chamber of Commerce World Chamber Federation (ICC WCF), our service providers, and Rock-it Cargo, we’ve taken a crucial and exciting first step to finally bring the ATA Carnet into the 21st century.”

USCIB chose Rock-it Cargo to pilot the eATA Carnet because it is one of the largest ATA Carnet users in the U.S., with global experience of moving time-critical freight for the live entertainment and TV & Film production industries, which are highly dependent on ATA Carnets to ensure the show goes on.

The ATA Carnet, often referred to as a “passport for goods,” is an international Customs document that permits the temporary, duty-free, and tax-free import of commercial goods.

ATA Carnets are essential to the success of live event tours, as they provide the ability to clear Customs in over 100 territories expeditiously and efficiently, to make sure production equipment and gear arrives on time and ready for the show.

“Like other legacy paper processes, if the ATA Carnet does not modernize and become a digital solution, then touring artists and other traditional ATA Carnet users will no longer experience the positive benefits from using ATA Carnets” said Amanda Barlow, Vice President of Risk Management and Business Affairs, Rock-it Cargo.

“We are grateful for the forward-thinking efforts of the ICC WCF, USCIB, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and other ATA Carnet guarantee associations who have created the digital ATA Carnet solution, and for their tireless efforts to achieve the implementation of the eATA Carnet across all accepting Customs administrations.”

Rock-it Cargo joins fellow GCL company, Dynamic International, in spearheading the digital transformation of the ATA Carnet. Dynamic International processed the UK’s first eATA Carnet at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2022.

The microphones, co-sponsored by TPi, audio technology leaders Sennheiser, and Rock-it Cargo will be used during the Awards Ceremony, the 23rd edition of the event.

About Rock-it Cargo

Rock-it Cargo is a leading provider of time-critical air, ocean, and surface freight forwarding and logistics for the live entertainment and music touring, sports, motorsports, broadcast, performing arts, tradeshow, and corporate event sectors.

Rock-it Cargo is a Global Critical Logistics Company (GCL), the holding company for a family of leading brands including Dietl, Cosdel, CargoLive, Dynamic International, and CARS who work with customers in fine arts, classic and high-end automobiles, film, television, and industrial projects.

Headquartered in Los Angeles CA, GCL has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Central and South America, augmented by a network of long-term partner agents specializing in critical logistics.

GCL is backed by ATL Partners, a premier sector-focused private equity firm based in New York.

The companies of GCL have served thousands of customers annually for over 40 years with bespoke, specialized logistics solutions for the most demanding transportation requirements across every continent.

For more information, please visit rockit.global


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ROCK-IT CARGO PILOTS THE FIRST U.S. ELECTRONIC ATA CARNET

Rock-It Cargo, one of the largest ATA Carnet users in the U.S., was chosen by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) to pilot the first U.S. electronic ATA Carnet

Los Angeles, California, Thursday 22nd February 2024: Rock-it Cargo a Global Critical Logistics (GCL) company, has issued and processed the first U.S. digital ATA Carnet (eATA Carnet) for a time-critical hand-carry shipment from John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, U.S. to London Heathrow Airport in the UK.

This eATA Carnet was used to ship microphones, designed by Emmy Award-winning costume designer Perry Meek, to this year’s TPi Awards Ceremony in London, UK, which takes place on February 26th.

The microphones were hand-carried to the UK by Rock-it and will be returned to the U.S. after the show, which is organized by TPi magazine, and celebrates excellence in the live events industry.

“We’re thrilled to launch the official test-phase for e-ATA Carnet processing in the United States,” said Declan Daly, Chief Operating Officer, United States Council for International Business (USCIB).

“With the help of our partners, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the International Chamber of Commerce World Chamber Federation (ICC WCF), our service providers, and Rock-it Cargo, we’ve taken a crucial and exciting first step to finally bring the ATA Carnet into the 21st century.”

USCIB chose Rock-it Cargo to pilot the eATA Carnet because it is one of the largest ATA Carnet users in the U.S., with global experience of moving time-critical freight for the live entertainment and TV & Film production industries, which are highly dependent on ATA Carnets to ensure the show goes on.

The ATA Carnet, often referred to as a “passport for goods,” is an international Customs document that permits the temporary, duty-free, and tax-free import of commercial goods.

ATA Carnets are essential to the success of live event tours, as they provide the ability to clear Customs in over 100 territories expeditiously and efficiently, to make sure production equipment and gear arrives on time and ready for the show.

“Like other legacy paper processes, if the ATA Carnet does not modernize and become a digital solution, then touring artists and other traditional ATA Carnet users will no longer experience the positive benefits from using ATA Carnets” said Amanda Barlow, Vice President of Risk Management and Business Affairs, Rock-it Cargo.

“We are grateful for the forward-thinking efforts of the ICC WCF, USCIB, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and other ATA Carnet guarantee associations who have created the digital ATA Carnet solution, and for their tireless efforts to achieve the implementation of the eATA Carnet across all accepting Customs administrations.”

Rock-it Cargo joins fellow GCL company, Dynamic International, in spearheading the digital transformation of the ATA Carnet. Dynamic International processed the UK’s first eATA Carnet at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2022.

The microphones, co-sponsored by TPi, audio technology leaders Sennheiser, and Rock-it Cargo will be used during the Awards Ceremony, the 23rd edition of the event.

About Rock-it Cargo

Rock-it Cargo is a leading provider of time-critical air, ocean, and surface freight forwarding and logistics for the live entertainment and music touring, sports, motorsports, broadcast, performing arts, tradeshow, and corporate event sectors.

Rock-it Cargo is a Global Critical Logistics Company (GCL), the holding company for a family of leading brands including Dietl, Cosdel, CargoLive, Dynamic International, and CARS who work with customers in fine arts, classic and high-end automobiles, film, television, and industrial projects.

Headquartered in Los Angeles CA, GCL has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Central and South America, augmented by a network of long-term partner agents specializing in critical logistics.

GCL is backed by ATL Partners, a premier sector-focused private equity firm based in New York.

The companies of GCL have served thousands of customers annually for over 40 years with bespoke, specialized logistics solutions for the most demanding transportation requirements across every continent.

For more information, please visit rockit.global