U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced 41 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements through Section 481 of the Homeland Security Act 2002 – to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.
These public-private partnerships in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Saipan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington will allow approved private sector and state and local government entities to reimburse CBP for expanded services for incoming commercial and cargo traffic and international traveler arrivals.
“With increasing demands placed on CBP operations across the nation, innovative solutions like the Reimbursable Services Program allow us to keep pace while ensuring the safety and security of the travelers and cargo arriving to the United States,” said Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.
“The selection of these new partners reinforces CBP’s commitment to supporting opportunities for economic advancement and increased service.”
Since the program began in 2013, CBP has entered into agreements with 50 stakeholders, providing over 274,000 additional processing hours at the request of our partners—accounting for the processing of more than 6.3 million travelers and nearly 900,000 personal and commercial vehicles.
The new agreements increase CBP’s ability to provide new or enhanced services on a reimbursable basis by creating partnerships with private sector and government entities.
Reimbursable services under this authority include customs, agricultural processing, border security services, immigration inspection, and support services at ports of entry.
(Learn More about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mission, courtesy of CBP and YouTube)
The statute maintains several limitations at CBP-serviced airports, including reimbursable services being limited to overtime costs and support services for airports with 100,000 or greater arriving international passengers annually.
Airports with less than 100,000 arriving international passengers annually may offset CBP for the salaries and expenses of not more than five full-time equivalent CBP officers.
These agreements will not replace existing services.
The entities tentatively selected for these partnerships are:
In the air environment:
- Atlantic Aviation (Pittsburgh International Airport)
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport)
- Connecticut Airport Authority (Bradley International Airport)
- Delta Air Lines, Inc.
- Baltimore–Washington International Airport
- Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport
- Charleston Airport
- Charlotte Airport
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
- Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport
- Huntsville International Airport
- Jacksonville International Airport
- Memphis International Airport
- Nashville International Airport
- Orlando International Airport
- Raleigh–Durham International Airport, and
- Washington Dulles International Airport
- Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport)
- Donjon Marine Co., Inc (Lehigh Valley International Airport)
- Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC (Saipan International Airport)
- Lee County Port Authority (Southwest Florida International Airport)
- Paine Field / Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field / Snohomish County Airport)
- PAZOS FBO Services (Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport)
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (Stewart International Airport)
- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (Raleigh-Durham International Airport)
- Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (Reno-Tahoe International Airport)
- Rhode Island Airport Corporation (T. F. Green Airport)
- Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport)
- Solairus Aviation (Austin–Bergstrom International Airport)
- Terminal One Management, Inc. (John F. Kennedy International Airport), and
- United Airlines (Newark Liberty International Airport)
In the air and sea environment:
- Prime Air Corp (Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport; San Juan Seaport)
In the land environment:
- Pacific Device Inc. (San Diego, CA)
(Learn More, courtesy of the CBP and YouTube)
In the sea environment:
- APM Terminal Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
- California Cartage Company (Los Angeles, CA)
- California United Terminals, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
- Chiquita Brands International Inc. (Gulfport, MS)
- Eagle Marine Services, Ltd (Los Angeles, CA)
- FCL Logistics, LTD (Los Angeles, CA)
- International Transportation Services, Inc. (Long Beach, CA)
- Long Beach Container Terminal LLC (Long Beach, CA)
- North Carolina State Ports Authority (Wilmington, NC)
- Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District (Hueneme, CA)
- Price Transfer, Inc. (Long Beach, CA)
- Price Transfer, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
- Total Terminals International, LLC (Long Beach, CA)
- Total Terminals International, LLC (Seattle, WA)
- TraPac, LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
- West Basin Container Terminal (Los Angeles, CA), and
- Yusen Terminal LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
The proposals were evaluated utilizing a rigorous, multi-layered process to ensure compatibility with CBP’s mission priorities.
The reimbursable services authority is a key component of CBP’s Resource Optimization Strategy, and will allow CBP to provide new or expanded services at domestic ports of entry reimbursed by the partner entity.