I just came from Freestyles home page, where they are announcing that they have switched a shipment of EFKE products from Air Fright to Sea Freight. Apperently new US customs/DHS rules mean that all air shipments coming into the States may be subject to High level X-rays because of the Exploding Toner cartridge caper...
The implication was that they may no longer be able to receive film and paper by air from any of their suppliers.
For many of us outside the US, Our film supplies spend time at The Freestyle Warehouse before travelling via USPS and Their Air Contractor FedEX. I have always worried that a package intended for my darkroom might get Zapped.
At one time I would order all my supplies in the spring and fall, when temperatures were expected to be moderate, and request surface shipping, but that option has been discontinued.
I am wondering if we will have to get one of the Canadian Dealers to bring in some of the prooducts from frestyles wholesale division, and truck it in using a border crossing that is too small to have the truck X-ray units that the Department of Paranoia err I mean Homeland security has been talking about.