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CBP Nashville Burns Midnight Oil to Support Local Schools

Release Date: 
August 11, 2020
TEMA support
CBP officers in Nashville cleared a late-night
shipment of PPE destined for TEMA.

NASHVILLE, TN—Schools in Lebanon, TN may be a little safer, thanks in part to officers assigned to U.S Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Port of Nashville.

The port cleared an overnight cargo aircraft from Nicaragua early Aug. 7 containing personal protective equipment (PPE) destined for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). The shipment, containing mostly face masks, is currently being distributed to area schools opening for the new school year.

“The officers burned the midnight oil inspecting and clearing the aircraft and crew so this vital shipment could be delivered in the fastest way possible,” said Lawrence Allen, CBP Nashville Port Director. “Considering the nature of shipment, I wanted to make sure these supplies could arrive as quickly as possible for use in our community.”

The Port of Nashville is assigned to the Area Port of Memphis, within CBP’s Office of Field Operations (OFO) in New Orleans.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021