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CRUISE CARGO The address on your cargo labels should read as follows: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION C/O RAYTHEON POLAR SERVICES COMPANY, PORT HUENEME OPERATIONS BLDG 471 - NORTH END NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY - PORT HUENEME PORT HUENEME, CALIFORNIA 93043 ATTN: USAP – NBP06-06 Event Number: B-YOUR EVENT NUMBER, YOUR NAME ROS: 6183 Packing and shipping information can be found at: http://www.polar.org/usapserv/ato/index.htm The deadlines for NBP06-06 cruise cargo arriving in Port Hueneme are: Comsur (surface, preferable): 29 April 06 Comair: 7 June 06 Please accommodate for extra time for heavy, bulky, or hazardous items. Shipping chemicals (try to avoid this): If you are shipping chemicals, please make sure that they are packed appropriately, according to IATA regulations, and that you send all necessary documentation with it (MSDS sheet). The chemical, concentration and quantity need to be clearly stated on the packing list. Do not pack chemicals in with other cargo, even if it is 'non-hazardous' - shipments like that will be pulled apart and re-packed in Port Hueneme, or may not be forwarded at all. Other shipments MAY be re-packed in PTH as appropriate or necessary for transportation. Handcarrying items Please note that the luggage allowance for American Airlines (the USAP contracted carrier to Chile) has changed relatively recently: you are now only allowed to have 2 carry-ons that weigh no more than 50 pounds each. If you are planning on having a lot of excess baggage, please notify your POC. You can request excess baggage tags when you send in your TRW (separate form). If you are handcarrying instrumentation, please be sure to have a hand receipt on institutional letter head for each item. New USDA – Aphis regulations for the import of wood packing materials (WPM): Effective 15 September 2005, the USDA has adpopted new international regulations on wood packing materials. If you have any items that will be shipped in wooden crates, please have a look at the USDA website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/wpm/import.html. RPSC is stil in the process of determining how best to deal with this, please contact your POC for updates.
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