Welcome to the Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association Website.

The CRCBFA is organized to protect, and further the business and interests of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders in the Columbia River Region to  promote the exchange of common ideas and problems, and develop a cordial relationship among its members.

If you are interested in joining the CRCBFA website to access additional content, please send a request with details of yourself and organization to admin@crcbfa.org .

Thank you,
CRCBFA Members


Current Programs and Events


 May 1, 2014 - CRCBFA Open House

You're Invited!
CRCBFA Open House
A free event open to all members!

Thursday, May 1st
6:00 - 8:00 PM
McMennamins Kennedy School
Mina Parsons Room
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

The CRCBFA cordially invites full members interested in getting involved to join us on Thursday, May 1st at McMennamins Kennedy School at 6:00 pm for an evening of food, drinks and games. There will be a brief informative presentation on the CRCBFA with regard to how the newly-interested can get more involved, and the remainder of the time will be an informal social gathering with bar trivia! This is a free event so please pass this along to anybody in your office or the local industry (Active Brokers and Forwarders) who might be interested. We'll be sending representatives around to many local offices over the coming days with cupcakes and promotional flyers to help get the word out. Click HERE to access the CRCBFA Open House flyer. See you there!

Space is limited to 40 attendees - RSVP today!
Please send RSVPs to Ali Halseth-ali.halseth@geosbush.com

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A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Summit NW | Avalon Risk Management | Our Man in DC - FBB Federal Relations

* Please note that this is a free event.If you RSVP and can not attend, please let us know a day ahead. No shows will be invoiced $45.


 April CRCBFA Associate Member of the Month: Industrial Craters and Packers

Congratulations to Industrial Craters and Packers! We are happy to announce you as our second Associate Member of the Month! Read how ICP saved the day for one of their clients when technicians Seung Chheung and Iain Brown constructed a custom skid, on the spot, for an 8,000 lb laboratory table!
"Recently ICP received an emergency call from a regular customer who had purchased an 8,000 lb granite and ceramic laboratory table. While the piece was being reloaded for local delivery, the under-designed crate failed catastrophically and the tool nearly fell through the side of the manufacturer’s crate. ICP technicians Seung Chheung and Iain Brown traveled to the trucking company’s warehouse to:
• Dismantle the damaged crate
• Lift tool from destroyed crate base
• Set to new heavy duty skid
• Floating deck
• Crib up tool (off of casters, weight distributed)
• Block in place
• Strap in place
• Drape and wrap
The pictures show how a skid should (and should not) be constructed for a heavy, yet fragile tool such as this. Nice work guys!
They received this note from our customer:
Thanks again… SO much for all your hard work on this and coming to our (my…lol) rescue! As always (but ESPECIALLY in this case) YOU’RE WONDERFUL!” "
Congratulations, again, to International Craters and Packers for their April Win!

 Member of the Month Highlight

The CRCBFA is excited to highlight an Member of the Month through Social Media connections and the web!

How to get highlighted?

Tell us about a time your company has done something inspiring, hilarious, heartwarming or just plain awesome! What makes your company great? We want to hear about your feats of strength, achievements, community service, a time you saved the day!

The company selected will get their story shared on the CRCBFA website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Twitter, a special shout out at the monthly meeting and a free lunch! Along with links and likes to your social media and website.

Please send your May submissions to ali.halseth@geosbush.com by May 5th 2014. Download the Associate Member flyer HERE. Good Luck!


 New Job Listings page on CRCBFA.org

We are excited to announce that the CRCBFA website will now post local Portland Metro Area job listings for positions within our industry. You can find the job listings on our media pages found on the right margin of this page. If you would like the CRCBFA to post a job listing for your company please contact admin@crcbfa.org for instructions.


 CRCBFA New Social Media Pages

 The CRCBFA is proud to announce the creation of a new Social Network Chair with Ali Halseth as the inaugural chairperson. She is consistantly updating news and information on our new CRCBFA Facebook, Twitter & Linked in pages. Please like, follow and add as friend on one or all of the below to stay on top of what's going on with CRCBFA and industry news.

 WESCCON 2013 Presentations

The presentations from WESCCON 2013 have been posted on the WESCCON website. The programs were amazing this year and the information presented was timely and intriguing. Follow the below link to the WESCCON website and enjoy.
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