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Family Aid 2020
   Vol. 19 No. 44
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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Lionel van der Walt

     “COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed our lives for the foreseeable future, with those who are fortunate to still be employed now having to adjust to changes such as working from home, managing teams and completing daily activities remotely,” said Lionel van der Walt, CEO of Pay Cargo.
     “In an industry that until now is still dominated by many manual paper-based processes, this is no mean feat.
     “For those that had the foresight to modernize their systems and processes prior to the crisis, the adjustment is less painful.
     “However, the rest are left scrambling to adjust to this new work environment where working remotely has become the new norm and face-to-face contact, the handling of physical items such as files, forms, checks, vouchers, credit cards etc. by multiple stakeholders has become a significant health threat and therefore taboo.”

Waiting For An End

     “The most pertinent question of the day being how long will this disruption continue?
     “My sense being that the more time we spend adjusting and working under these circumstances, the greater and more lasting the transformational impact of COVID-19 on our industry and daily lives.
     “Some commentators are already predicting that it will have a similar lasting impact on supply chains and the drive towards digitalization and online systems as 9/11 had on air travel and aviation security back in 2001.”

Changes On The Fast Track

     “The fact that this crisis is proving to be such a catalyst towards expediting the adoption of a paperless and connected supply chain, is one of the few silver linings in a world dominated by doom and gloom.
     “The global spread of Covid-19 has highlighted how inadequate the industry’s payment systems are and the glaring need for the efficient processing of safer, more secure, faster and transparent online transactions, is what we are hearing at Pay Cargo.”

Face To Face Has No Place

     “The coronavirus pandemic has confirmed that handling and processing cash, checks, vouchers and other physical payment methods such as face-to-face credit card transactions are a health risk and no longer acceptable; the global pandemic highlights the need and value of a cash/paper-less society and supply chain.
     “Online payments solutions are the future, both across the shipping industry and our broader society as a whole.”

The Way To Pay

     “PayCargo’s online payment platform provides the perfect solution in these challenging times and helps to keep the cargo flowing securely and seamlessly through the supply chain.
     “Since the COVID-19 outbreak we have seen an increase in interest for our services and stand ready to do what we can to help the cargo community get through the crisis.
     “At the end of the day, online payments are more efficient, secure and safer for the supply chain, and allow stakeholders from across the value chain and globe to stay connected and continue work as usual from home.”

A Resilient Industry!

     “History has proven that we are a resilient industry,” Lionel declared, “and I am optimistic that despite all the present disruption and pain, we will eventually emerge from the crisis stronger than before.”

PayCargo On the Line

     “PayCargo is here to support you through this unprecedented crisis:
     “As a secure online platform, there is no need to place yourself, your family, your co-workers or your clients at risk.
     “Use PayCargo to process payments from the comfort of your home or other remote location using any connected device such as your computer, smartphone or tablet.”

Pay Cargo Money Wants To Help

     “‘We need credit to help manage our cash flow,’ is a statement we often hear these days,” Lionel said.
     “Our sister company, PayCargo Capital, offers flexible options available to support our business partners such as 15 or 30 day credit terms, with amounts ranging between $50k to $2.5 million available.
     “Once registered as a Payer,” Lionel points up, “go to your PayCargo dashboard, click the FUNDS AVAILABILITY tab and click “Apply for Credit.”

Five Minutes To Freedom

     “The process only takes about 5 minutes to complete the application.
     “PayCargo is standing by to answer any questions or to lean in to support your effort.
     “Our team is your team and we are always there for you and available 24/7 by e-mail at or call 1-888-250-7778.”

Register For Takeoff

     Our invitation to all industry Vendors and Payers is to register in our system, here.
     “If you are a Payer and don’t see a Vendor that you are paying listed on our platform, talk to us and we will find the solution, which in this case is as easy as working with you to get them added to our system,” Lionel said.
     “Suggest a Vendor to be added or send your PayCargo account manager or our customer service team an email and we will work to get this done at no charge,” Lionel said.
     Lionel adds that “it should be noted, that many Payers have also identified the broader value of the PayCargo system and are now registering as Vendors, using the system to receive payments. Once again, our customer service team is there to assist any Payers interested in learning more regarding the benefits of and how they can use the PayCargo system to receive payments as a Vendor.
     “We are here for you!” Lionel van der Walt proclaimed.

The Weavers Pay Me My Money Down

     Pay Me My Money Down is performed here in 1956 in Carnegie Hall New York City by The Weavers an early folk song group that featured Pete Seeger (left on album cover) as lead singer.
     Pete (who lived to be 94, he died in 2014) retired after Weavers fame and fortune and went to live a rustic life on the Hudson River north of New York City where he dedicated himself to saving the Hudson that was very badly polluted.
     Parts of the Hudson River Valley today look much like they did when Henry Hudson sailed up from Manhattan in 1609 looking for an ice-free passage to Asia.
     But alas by the 1960s when Pete moved there the river was near dead.
     But unlike Henry Hudson who tried twice to find his passage, and finally gave up near where Albany, New York is located today, by the time Pete left us in 2014, the river was on its way back to life.
     We saw Seeger perform one Thanksgiving at Carnegie Hall with Arlo Guthrie (Alice’s Restaurant) the late song writer Woodie Guthrie’s (This Land Is Your Land) son.
     Seeger was an Ace in all aspects of life.
     He was also a great musician and songwriter.
     It was Pete that wrote the lyrics to “We Shall Overcome,” the song so closely associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King.
     Pay Me My Money Down is the music of black stevedores who worked in the Georgia Sea Islands during the 1800s that later was adapted by Lydia Parrish.
     Arlo BTW, continues performing in Carnegie every Thanksgiving! (G)

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Issa Baluch

Issa Baluch serves on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), where he was President from 2003 to 2005.
     Issa has remained active in that organization’s educational outreach as well.
     “Air cargo,” Issa declares, “is the savior of aviation now and in my view this big lift will continue post pandemic. We will not see passenger volumes the way we did in the past for a long while. But we will see volumes and volumes of air cargo taking center stage here-on-wards.
     “From PPE, to cure and to vaccines – all requiring global reach with speed, efficiency and timeliness, everything moves by air cargo now.
     “Air cargo is playing a very crucial role to save lives now and in the near future.
     “So, air cargo – be prepared and take those extra vitamins, do not forget Vitamin D!!”

Cargo In Cabin (CIC)

     “CIC is the start.
     “Few ever imagined that air cargo in 2020 would be bumped up to sit in coach, business and first-class cabins.
     “The lesson here is to keep thinking out of the box or maybe even more significantly in the cargo transportation business, think with no box at all!
     “Remember the days when we operated passenger planes in the day, and at night they became “night owls” fully converted to freighters.
     “They used to be called 'Quick Fix (QF) or Quick Change (QC)'.
     “Might be time to rethink that era and refresh it for today’s consumption.
     “And what about Combis? CIC is Combi! So past remedies are still valid today!
     “Good thing because we all need a lift right now.”

The Baluch Family

Looking For A Hero

     We wonder if Issa who is a hero to many people around the world, from Africa to Boston, has a hero?
     “Life’s journey is mighty interesting,” says Issa pictured here with his wife and family, “so forgive me for not having one hero, but two.
     “As we age, we cross mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts – all different hurdles in life, often coming with their own heroes.
     “Here are two heroes that fascinate me all the time.”

A Tale of Joseph

     “The story of Joseph in the Bible, or Yusuf in the Holy Quran demonstrates just how far back we can find transport logistics management in action and practice and the challenges he endured in Egypt to store (possibly keep fresh and disinfect with that time’s methodology) and distribute food to the starving world.
     “This would be remarkable today. I can only wonder of how it may relate to this difficult time of the pandemic that so many are going through?”

Who Else But Nelse

     “Nelson Mandela, who for 27 years was locked down, incarcerated, suffered family setbacks, was mistreated most of the time and yet came out (almost cool) with a forgiving heart and with assertiveness that all are equal regardless of color, religion or race.
     “Just finished reading Nelson Mandela’s book for the second time “Long Walk To Freedom”.
     “The amount of effort Nelson Mandela made to lead freedom that extra mile is itself a wonder, leading to these questions:
     “Why didn’t all those years of detention not affect the mental thinking of the man?
     “How did he lighten up his anger towards his enemies?”
     “I met Nelson Mandela in Dubai for three minutes in 1999 and will never forget that encounter.
     “The pandemic is a good time to read a book.
     “When it comes to rereading as I just have done, cannot help but feel in some way the story of Nelson Mandela was reading me.”

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Border Force

  In UK an effort to head off what it describes as “emerging criminal trends” impacting forwarders has generated a letter widely distributed by Border Force in London detailing emerging criminal trends impacting imports during the COVID-19 crisis targeting shipments of medicines and PPE.

Force For Good

  “Border Force and partner agencies have identified emerging trends involving criminal groups who are exploiting the current situation, taking advantage of the COVID19 crisis to ship illicit goods including counterfeit medicines and PPE, specifically targeting the vulnerable and those at most risk during the COVID19 crisis.”

Killer Consignments

  “These goods are not fit for purpose offering little or no protection, they will cost lives if successfully imported into the UK.
  “It is imperative,” Border Force continues, “that essential goods can be imported expeditiously, keeping shops stocked, supporting the infrastructure of the country and allowing vital medical supplies and PPE to those in need.”

Cargo Targeted by Hoods

  “This (shipping activity) has become the focus for criminal organizations who are also targeting commodities that fall into these categories as cover loads to hide their illicit importations such as drugs and excise goods etc.,” Border Force said.
  “If, during your business you have any concerns over the legitimacy of a shipment or those behind it please let us know as soon as possible.
  “Border Force does not wish you to investigate or make further enquiries on its behalf,” the agency stressed.
  Contact: website or Crimestoppers, either call 0800 555 111 or

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