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How ATA Carnets Assist Astrophysicists & Scientific Research for Solar Eclipses

Friday, March 29, 2024

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ATA Carnets play a pivotal role in facilitating scientific research and innovation across various fields and applications. Used by businesses, organizations, inventors, and educational institutions, Carnets offer indispensable benefits. They serve as tools for the exchange of ideas and technology, the execution of research, conducting experiments, and demonstration of machinery and scientific techniques and innovation.  The necessity to temporarily export essential equipment for scientific research is made affordable with the ATA Carnet.

Observing the Total Eclipse and Boomerang Carnets®

On April 8, 2024, millions of people from all over the world will converge within a narrow swath of geography across North America to witness the solar eclipse of the sun from Mexico to Canada.  Totality will be the longest in an area near Torreón, Mexico, at 4 minutes, 28 seconds.  For returning Boomerang customer, Professor Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawai’i, whose mission is to observe the sun’s corona during total solar eclipses, this is the spot.  It is the optimum geographical coordinate to observe and record what is needed for her research.

A Proud Moment for Boomerang

Curt E.H. Wilson, President, and CEO expressed his great pleasure regarding this solar event and scientific research:  “Our company has issued Carnets for this event!  I'm very proud of this—in many ways.  From the University of Hawai’i to the Max Planck Institute in Germany, I feel so proud of the work we do to promote the importance of these obscure and underreported events in the world's environment.” 

It Matters Where You Get Your Carnet

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise or goods.  It allows cross border movement of those goods import-duty and -tax free into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  The ATA Carnet is known as the Merchandise Passport for Boomerang Freight® and ideal for professional equipment or goods moving in and out of countries. In addition to providing the significant cost savings, ATA Carnets facilitate ease clearing customs with your goods, merchandise, and equipment.

A New Boomerang Benefit for Customers

Boomerang Freight Solutions (BFS)  is a premium service of Boomerang Carnets created to assist exporters on the complexities of their shipments.  Industry veterans, Curt Wilson, or Bonita “Bonnie” Jantzen, assess each situation and determine the best methods to solve problems, saving you money.  A strategic partner(s) may be part of the solution.  A cost quote will be provided for this Boomerang Benefit as well as any other service requested.  BFS exists to assist customers with international expansion and growth using the most cost-effective means available.  BFS arranged, coordinated, and managed the delivery of essential gear and scientific equipment needed to observe and record solar events for Prof. Habbal and her research in Australia and Mexico. 

Call Us!

Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists offer expert customer service.  We are here to assist you 24/7, just call the Carnet HelpLine® 1-800-ATA-2900 |1-800-282-2900 or email us.  Also, if you want to ship by cargo, Boomerang has freight forwarder partners who can deliver your Carnet to you, as well as handle your freight.  Ask about our Boomerang Freight® Solutions service when you call or email us.

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