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3-year contract extension is expected to be approved by USWC dock workers union

INTERNATIONAL Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has voted on a proposed extension to its existing collective bargaining agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)


Early indications suggest that the extension will be approved by a 67 percent majority, meaning a three-year contract extension with the terminal operator employers could be finalized. The ILWU, which represents dockworkers on the US west coast, will announce the official results of the vote on August 4. 2017


Trump starts trade probe into cheap steel coming into US from China


US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has launched a trade probe against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the US market, Reuters reports.

This raises the possibility of new tariffs and sending shares of some US steel makers up over eight per cent as the president cites concerns about national security as reasons for the probe.



LA, Long Beach, Oakland ports pull US$35-$100/TEU air pollution tax

March 28, 2017

A $35 - $100 per TEU tax is being considered at this week's Long Beach's annual "Pulse of the Ports: Peak Season Forecast", reports Modern Materials Handling, of Framingham, Massachusetts. News came in a Pacific Maritime Shipping Association's (PMSA) monthly "West Coast Trade Report," as an alert to shippers that California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) had proposed two different container taxes through Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland.



Alliance Reshuffle Comes amid Weaker Demand -Drewry
March 28, 2017

The new alliance set-up coincides with a weak start to the year for headhaul volumes from Asia to West Coast North America –boding ill for Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO) contracts.
According to Piers data, covering US port traffic only, the first two months of 2017 saw volumes from Asia to USWC decline by 9%, against a rise of 4% in USEC and 32% in USGC trades.
This follows full-year 2016 growth from Asia to WCNA (including Canada and Mexico) of 4.6%, giving a total of 13.2 million TEU. The fourth-quarter 2016 was particularly strong with traffic levels surging by 9.2% year-on-year.



Hapag-Lloyd suffers US$100 million net loss as revenues fall 12pc

March 27, 2017

GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd suffered a net loss of EUR93.1 million (US$100.5 million) in 2016, drawn from revenues of EUR7.7 billion, which fell 12 per cent.




Marine Terminal Operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Adjust TMF on August 1

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 12, 2012 – The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced a 2.5 percent increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, in order to address labor cost increases scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2012.

Beginning August 1, the TMF will be increased by $1.50 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to $61.50 per twenty-foot container or $123 per forty-foot container. The current TMF rates are $60.00 and $120.00 respectively.



February CMI bodes well for economy

February’s Credit Managers’ Index is at 55.8, a full percentage point higher than January’s index, reaching its highest reading since April 2011


Maersk betting on US than Europe

Maersk Line wagers against E.U. economic rebound

Maersk Line is shifting its business away from Europe, betting against European measures to avoid a recession in 2012.


Chassis Rental


OOCL/HAPAG LLOYD/CMA/USA/ANL , HAMBURG SUD , HANJIN , COSCO, ZIMS and HYUNDAI   steam ship lines no longer supply chassis for their containers in Utah So there is now a chassis rental fee applied to these moves.


Horizon Set to Complete Refinancing

Oct 5, 2011 2:22PM GMT

Largest U.S. ocean carrier expects to refinance $655 million in debt Thursday

Horizon Lines said it expects to complete a $655 million refinancing by Thursday following agreement by holders of 99.3 percent of its convertible notes to swap their bonds for a combination of stock and new debt.



BAF will be increased effect on Apr 01 2011.
Mar. 1, 2011 – (A) For destination: USWC, GROUP 4 and IPI

(B) For destination: USEC and RIPI


Far East-US trade volumes rised in 2010.
Jan 1, 2011 – NYK FAR EAST to US container trade increased 17 per cent in 2010 based on data compiled from US Customs shipment data…


NYK Bunker Surcharge Increased.
Jan 1, 2011 – NYK bunker surcharge for North America and Canadian Eastbound trade will be increased as the following level with effect from Jan 1st, 2010…


May 6, 2010 – Unless otherwise specified in service contracts, free time shall commence on the day

Unless otherwise specified provision in service contracts, during the period when carrier's container is in the custody of the shipper, consignee, or an agent thereof, the following Per Diem Charge shall be assessed for each calendar day


Year 2010 Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)

May 6, 2010 – Except as otherwise specified in service contracts, all cargo moving from Far East, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent countries/areas (Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Djibouti, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, China Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen) shall be subject to a Peak Season Surcharge (“PSS”)


Container Carrier Losses Reach $11 Billion

December 24, 2009 – More pain expected in 2010 as volume, rates recover slowly

The world’s top 22 ocean container carriers lost some $11 billion in the first nine months of the year and face further losses in 2010 as the industry digs out from the worst downturn in its 50-plus history.


Maersk applies to rejoin Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement

December 14, 2009 – AFTER quitting in 2004, Copenhagen's Maersk Line, the world's biggest, has applied to rejoin the Transpacific Stabilizations Agreement (TSA) from December 24. Maersk had been a member of TSA from its inception in 1989 until its resignation from the research and discussion forum in 2004," said the TSA statement.


NA Announcement - 2009-2010 TP Winter Schedule

December 14, 2009 – Grand Alliance Announces Winter Program for US East Coast All Water Services.


Notice of Shanghai THC(Terminal Handling Charge) for USA & Canada Trade

December 14, 2009 - 上海出口至美国加拿大增收THC明细


FMC ruling allows OTIs to use agents

November 13, 2009 – Ocean freight forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers will have more latitude in how they organize their businesses as a result of a court decision and U.S. Federal Maritime Commission order last week.


MSC Announcement - Change of terminal at New York &  Long Beach

September 21, 2009 – Please kindly be informed that WEF MSC Viviana G935R / MSC Texas R940A, MSC New York & Long Beach terminal will be changed as following details


China Shipping, Evergreen report first half losses

August 31, 2009 – China Shipping and Evergreen joined the long list of container lines to lose huge amounts in the first half of 2009.


GRI (General Rate Increase)

July 9, 2009 – The 14 members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) said they have adopted a voluntary guideline increase because “average rate levels achieved in the latest round of service contract negotiations are not sustainable over the typical 12 month 2009-2010 contract terms”


2009 Trans Pacific Tariff PSS adjustment notice

June 26, 2009 – Please be advised that 2009 Trans Pacific tariff PSS in Trans-Pacific tariff has been adjusted.


Port to Begin Clean Trucks Fee Feb. 18

January 23, 2008 – The Port of Long Beach will begin collecting a Clean Trucks Fee on February 18, 2009 to accelerate the replacement of thousands of polluting cargo trucks. At the same time the Port will kick off an electronic gate access system that will enable the fee collection and improve security at shipping terminals.


Importer Security Filing (ISF) “10+2” requirements

January 22, 2008 – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the Interim Final Rule for the Importer Security Filing (ISF) “10+2” requirements on November 25, 2008. 


China 24 Hour Advance Manifest Regulation

January 2, 2008 – Effective January 01, 2009 China Customs will implement their new Advanced Manifest Regulation.


Wood Packaging Requirements for Taiwan

December 19, 2008 – Please be advised, we have filed the following Wood Packaging Requirements for Taiwan to be effective January 1, 2009


New Requirements of “10 + 2”

December 09, 2008 – Importer Requirements (Portion of “10”) and Carrier Requirements (Portion of “2”)


Fumigation required countries list

December 05, 2008 – Country Regulated By ISPM 15


CC Increase

November 26, 2008 – Please be advised that our Alameda Corridor User Surcharge (ACC) in USA Inbound Tariff has been changed.


Pending Government Programs and Fees

November 24, 2008 – Automated Export System (AES) -  Although the goal of CBP is to have enforcement procedures and penalties in place by the end of 2008, it seems unlikely that this will occur.  


New Rules of Chinese 24 Hour Regulations

November 20, 2008 – China Customs has announced the enforcement of new rules on the advance manifest (Decree No.172 of General Administration of Customs) with the effective date of 1st January 2009. New regulation will bring remarkable changes to the transportation processes in the shipping industry.


Collection of Ports' Clean Truck Fee Delayed

November 14, 2008 – Collection of the Clean Truck Fee at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will not begin Monday, November 17, as previously scheduled. 


PortCheck To Be Phased In Over 2 Weeks, Fees Start Nov. 17

November 3, 2008 – Terminals operators enforcing the clean truck fee for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are expected to do so according to a schedule confirmed this morning by PortCheck, the nonprofit organization of terminal operators that will handle collection of the fee on the ports' behalf.


Cunningham Quickie - Feds Jump Into Clean Trucks Lawsuit

October 21, 2008 – The U.S. Federal Government has jumped into the American Trucking Associations' lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach concession plans, siding with the ATA argument that the ports are preempted from regulating port drayage.  


Clean Trucks Program (CTP)

October 1, 2008 – The Clean Truck Fee has been postponed indefinitely and is not taking effect Oct 1st as originally announced below. 


AES Filing Issues

September 17, 2008 – The Shipper shall be responsible for compliance with U.S. Census, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol or other U.S. Government regulations related to presentation of the Master Bill of Lading with proof of filing citation or exemption of legend. 


Clean Truck Plan

September 17, 2008 – The Federal Maritime Commission took action Thursday that could delay the planned Oct. 1 start of a trucking re-regulation plan for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.


ILWU Locals 13, 63 and 94 will hold a Stop-Work Meeting

August 22, 2008 – The Pacific Maritime Association has been notified by the officials of ILWU Locals 13, 63, and 94 that they will hold a Stop-Work Meeting Thursday, August 28, 2008, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m – Long Beach / Los Angeles port(s)


Pending Government Programs and Fees

August 20, 2008 – AES, clean truck fee, inbound container high security seal requirement, “10+2”, infrastructure cargo fee, ACE, lowenthal bill (SB974), ILWU terminal and vessel worker’s contract, TMF.


10 + 2 rule and inquiry

August 6, 2008 – Please note the following 10 + 2 requirement from CBP. It may not effect at anytime, but please keep in mind.


Southern California Port

July 31, 2008 – Just a reminder that on Oct 1 2008 the clean truck fee goes into place at $35/teu $70/feu and that infrastructure fee of $15/teu $30/feu goes into effect on Jan 1 2009.


Longshore Union Expands Job Actions in Southern California

July 21, 2008 – International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members in Southern California have expanded disruptive job actions at terminals at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, leading to widening productivity losses, the Pacific Maritime Association announced today.


ILWU job actions slowing cargo-handling, employers say

July 17, 2008 – LONG BEACH. Calif. -- Waterfront employers charged Saturday that longshoremen in Los Angeles-Long Beach and Tacoma were using job actions at the docks in an attempt to influence negotiations for a new contract.



July 2, 2008 – As has been widely reported in the press, the current ILWU contract expired at midnight on June 30th


Quarantine Requirements for Wood Packing Material to Taiwan

June 25, 2008 – Please be advised that all wooden packing material export to Taiwan will now require to be fumigation and heat treated.


Typhoon & Rainstorm weather condition--Yantian

June 25, 2008 – Please be advised that due to the typhoon & rainstorm weather condition, Yantian Terminal closed this morning.



June 17, 2008 – The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union released a joint statement this evening announcing that they have reached a tentative agreement on health care benefits.


Update on Pending Factory Shutdown for China Olympics

June 17, 2008 – Please be advised that effective July 1st, 2008 through September 30th, 2008, the China Aviation Authority has suspended carriage of “dangerous goods”


Force Majeure - Flooding in U.S. Midwest

June 16, 2008 – The effects of the severe flooding currently being experienced in the Midwest has had a substantially negative impact in rail service in the area at the present time.


Service Alert - UP Chicago Interchange Traffic

June 12, 2008 – Due to severe weather and resulting flooding along their lines, Union Pacific has issued an embargo on all traffic moving between Chicago and their Intermodal locations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.


PIER PASS Question?

May 20, 2008 – Port of Los Angeles Harbor commissioners questioned the head of an industry-created off-hours gate program May 15, raising concerns about overcharging in the $125 million-a-year program.


CKYH Alloance Resumes AWE-Central Service

May 15, 2008 – CKYH Alliance (COSCON, “K”LINE, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) is pleased to announce that AWE (All Water East Coast)-Central service will be resumed from May 20th, 2008.


Import Concern -- Wood Packing

May 8, 2008 – Importers beware. U.S. Customs (CBP) agriculture inspectors have advised us that they will be increasing scrutiny of wood packing materials (pallets and blocking) in import containers.


Western Regional Ops report May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008 – Please note, effective immediately, the Oakland UPRR ramp is under embargo.


Cargo Weight Limitation

April 1, 2008 – Max cargo weight by States.


Overweight Container Charge (OWC) and Penalty

March 31, 2008 – Overweight container Charge (OWC).


Terminal Demurrage Increase - U. S. West Coast Facilities

March 24, 2008 – The With the ever increasing costs associated with terminal operations and cargo movement, It has become evidently clear to ensure fluidity of our facilities in 2008 that an increase in our demurrage rates for all U.S. West Coast terminals is eminent.


ILWU plans May Day stoppage

March 10, 2008 - The West Coast dockers union, set to begin contract negotiations sometime in March, are planning a one-day work stoppage on May 1 to protest U.S. involvement in Iraq and in honor of International Workers?


GRI & PSS of 2008

March 6, 2008 - All cargo moving from all Far East and Indian Sub-continent countries is subject to a cost recovery program as follows.


Evergreen orders 12,500 containers

March 4, 2008 - Evergreen has orders 12,500 containers for $37 million from an affiliate in Malaysia.



March 3, 2008 - VIA EVERGREEN SVC, the PANAMA CANAL CHARGE will be increase as following


Calif. Customers facing another container fee

February 29, 2008 - Customers that move containers through California ports would incur yet another fee if a bill sponsored by State Sen. Alan Lowenthal is approved by the legislature and signed into law.



February 28, 2008 - All cargo moving from all Far East and Indian Sub-continent countries are subject to a cost recovery
Program. The ILWU has confirmed that negotiations will commence on Monday March 17, 2008.


Cost Recovery Program

February 21, 2008 - All cargo moving from all Far East and Indian Sub-continent countries are subject to a cost recovery

U.S. exports up 12.2% in 2007

February 15, 2008 - The Commerce Department released its 2007 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services report Thursday showing the country exports increased 12.2 percent to more than $1.62 billion in 2007.


Diversion of Cargo 2008.1.15

January 29, 2008 – AMENDMENT TO RULE 002-5


TPWB Tariff Rule 002-4 Diversion of Cargo Amendment 2

January 29, 2008 – AMENDMENT TO RULE 002-4



January 29, 2008 – The “10+2” is a Customs proposed new rule that is still in its pre-public hearing stage.  If and when it becomes law, it would require the importer to provide 10 pieces of information to US Customs.  The information should be sent 24 hours prior to the carrier loading the cargo onboard the vessel at the foreign port.


Port of Tacoma TEUs down 7% in 2007

January 24, 2008 – The Port of Tacoma's container throughput in 2007 declined 7 percent to 1.93 million TEUs with the port blaming "a softening U.S. economy, a weakening national housing market and the rising cost of inland transportation."


Typhoon Mitag

December 3, 2007 – Caused feeders delay and containers pile up at KAOHSIUNG, XIAMEN and some other discharge ports.


Alameda Corridor Charge

December 3, 2007 – 20’/USD$19, 40’&40’HQ/USD$38, 45’/USD$42


Savannah River Closed currently

November 27, 2007 – Please be advised the Savannah River is currently closed due to a vessel running aground, dropping anchor and losing power.


China's container throughput up 22.7% through September

November 13, 2007 – Box volume at China' major container ports grew 22.7 percent after nine months of 2007 to 82.11 million TEUs.


TSA lines to raise rates US$400 per FEU on east-west Pacific

November 6, 2007 – Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) shipping lines plan to raise rates by US$400 per FEU to the US west coast, and by $600 per FEU for inland destinations as well as impose a $400 peak season bunker surcharge from June to October next year, said a TSA communiqué.


MSC Competitive info

September 10, 2007 – MSC is dropping their primary Asia to Oakland service.


Labor Day

August 23, 2007 – Please note all LGB terminals PCT, ITS, TTI, and WBCT will be closed on Labor Day (no work performed from 8:00 am through 7:00am the following day).


North America Railroad Free Time Policy

July 24, 2007 – Effective from August 01, 2007


Los Angeles ports facing strike threat

July 17, 2007 - Negotiators for a clerical union and some of the world's largest shipping lines and terminal operators worked past a strike deadline Monday to try to reach a contract deal and avert a shutdown of the nation's largest port complex.


Grocery worker union sets strike vote date for June 24

June 12, 2007 - The union representing employees at three major supermarkets chains in Southern California said Friday it will take a strike authorization vote of its 65,000 members if negotiation do not progress by June 21


FDA stops Chinese toothpaste imports

May 29, 2007 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week it is stopping all imports of toothpaste from China after reports of samples imported to other countries were found to contain a toxic chemical.


Port of Long Beach - TEUs  down 6.5% in April

May 18, 2007 –  Container volume at the Port of Long Beach declined 6.5 percent in April to 579,235 TEUs, down from 619,512 TEUs in the same month last year.


Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)

May 16, 2007 –  Unless otherwise noted all cargo moving from June 15, 2007

thru October 15, 2007



May 14, 2007 - Hapag-Lloyd, the world’s fifth-largest ocean container carrier, plunged to an operating loss of 53 million euros [$71.6 million] in the first quarter from a profit of $29.7 million a year ago as tumbling freight rates outweighed surging cargo volumes across its global network.


Change of Calculation of 20' container rates

May 7, 2007 - Change of Calculation of 20' container rates for cargoes moving from Far East to USA effective from 01 MAY, 2007.


U.S. February port volume up 14.9%

April 11, 2007 - The National Retail Federation and Global Insight are projecting that container traffic at U.S. ports, including Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, should hit an all-time high in July.


Transpacific Trade General Rate Increase of Year 2007

April 2, 2007 - Effective from May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008, except as otherwise provided in service contracts, all cargo moving under tariffs and service contracts from all Far East, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Countries/Areas shall be subject to a General Rate Increase (“GRI”) as follows



March 21, 2007 - PER DIEM RATE SHEET



March 12, 2007 - Please kindly be informed the Panama Canal Charge will increase.


Customer Service Advisory - No OffPeak gates on Thursday, December 7, 2006

November 29, 2006 – PierPASS Inc. has been notified that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will hold a stop work meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2006.


Southern California ports approve clean air plan

November 21, 2006 – The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted Monday to approve a landmark plan to reduce air pollution from goods movement activities at North America’s busiest port complex.


Maersk Line to raise Alameda Corridor rail surcharge

October 25, 2006 – Maersk Line will next month raise its Alameda Corridor rail surcharge for all containers moving through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach through or out of Southern California.


OOCL orders another four 8,063-TEU ships from Samsung

October 24, 2006 – OOCL has ordered another four 8,063-TEU "SX-class" containerships from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries at a total cost of about $477 million.


Port of Antwerp's box volume up 9%

October 24, 2006 – Container traffic at the Port of Antwerp increased 8.9 percent in the first nine month of 2006 to 5.27 million TEUs.


Port of Singapore leading Hong Kong after nine months

October 23, 2006 – With nine months completed, Singapore is ahead of Hong Kong in the race for world's busiest port.


United's September cargo up 2%

October 05, 2006 – United Airlines reported a 1.8 percent rise in cargo volume for August at 166.6 million system cargo ton-miles, compared to 163.6 million system cargo ton-miles in the same month 2005.


TACA to raise U.S. inland tariff

September 29, 2006 – The Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement will increase its tariff for all U.S. inland transportation movements carried under motor and rail/motor modes by 5 percent, effective Nov. 1.


WHL Eastbound Detention/ Demurrage Charge

September 25, 2006 – This is for WAN HAI only.


California container tax vetoed

September 25, 2006 – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have imposed a $30-per-TEU fee on cargo containers arriving and departing from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to fund clean air projects, port security and infrastructure improvement projects.


Long Beach August imports jump 13.6%

September 19, 2006 – Boosted by a robust initial wave of holiday season shipments, terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach reported record-breaking imports that drove total container cargo volume up nearly 10 percent in August, the port reported Monday.


New Maersk ship too big for enlarged Panama Canal

September 14, 2006 – Maersk line has acknowledged that the “Emma Maersk,” at 56 meters wide, would be too big to use the third set of locks proposed for the Panama Canal in 2014-2015, which are only scheduled to be 55 meters wide.


U.S. railroads' intermodal volumes up 6.2% in August

September 11, 2006 – The Association of American Railroads Thursday reported that intermodal traffic on U.S. railroads rose 6.2 percent in August to 1.25 million trailers and containers.


Statement On The Engineers and Architects (EAA) Union Strike

August 23, 2006 – The Engineers and Architects (EAA) Union at the City of Los Angeles has called a labor action and strike for today, Tuesday, August 22 and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23.


PierPass Changes Export Container Handling Procedures

August 7, 2006 - From August 7, Exporters Must Claim Booking Numbers Before Delivering Containers to Terminals at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


OOCL’s first half profits down 9%

August 4, 2006 - Hong Kong's Orient Overseas (International) Ltd., parent company of ocean carrier OOCL, today reported a 9.2 percent drop in net profit to $280.5 million in the first half of the year, from $308.9 million after six months 2005.


NYK's 1st quarter net profit down 43%

August 4, 2006 - NYK followed the disappointing results of compatriot shipping companies MOL and "K" Line, by posting a 43 percent drop in net income to Yen 12.35 billion ($107.2 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30.


Evergreen Import Bulletin

August 3, 2006 – Free Time and Demurrage at U.S. Discharging Ports (Far East to USA)


Japan re-opens borders to U.S. beef imports

July 27, 2006 – Japan announced today that it’s officially re-opened its borders to U.S. beef imports after more than two years of rocky negotiations with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials and one false start.


New PierPass Procedures

July 27, 2006 – Beginning on Aug.7, exporter delivering container during peak hours will be required to claim their booking numbers by visiting the Website before the container arrive at the marine terminals.


Regulations proposal for import fruits from Thailand

July 26, 2006 – APHIS has proposed regulations to allow the import of pineapple and five other exotic fruits from Thailand.


Security Charge in HK effective from Aug. 15

July 26, 2006 – Starting next month, terminal operators at the port of Hong Kong will introduce a port security charge of HK$20(US$2.58)/20’ and HK$30(US$3.86)/40’ or 45’.


COSCO parent orders eight 5100-TEU ships

July 26, 2006China COSCO Holding Co. Ltd, parent of COSCO Container Lines, has ordered eight 5,100-TEU vessels from Chinese shipyard for a combined $516.8 million.


Hong Kong’s throughput up 4% in June

July 24, 2006Box volumes at the port of Hong Kong increased 3.8 percent in June to 2.02 million TEUs.


Top 10 States of agricultural export

July 24, 2006California remained the top agricultural products exporter in the United States during 2005, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS).


Peak Season Surcharge 2006

Jun 07, 2006TSA CARRIERS has filed a tiered peak season surcharge effective Jun 15, 2006 to Nov 30, 2006.


Port Facility Security Fee of China

Jun 02, 2006 – Effective 06-01-2006, all stander cargo moves in & out of China will apply Port Facility Security Fee.



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Transportation & FSC of L.A. Bonding Warehouse

May 22, 2006Bonding warehouse IPI FSC will 23%, effective Jun 1, 2006


Los Angeles-Long Beach volume up 10% in April

May 22, 2006Box volumes increased 10 percent in April to a combined 1.3 million TEUs, compared to 1.2 million TEUs in the same month last year.


APL, MOL to join Hyundai's Transpacific Loop

May 22, 2006APL and MOL will join a previously standalone weekly transpacific service of fellow New World Alliance partner Hyundai Merchant Marine……


California to vote on Transportation Bond Measure

May 22, 2006The California Legislature this week agreed to place on the November ballot a $19.9 billion bond……


North American Railroad Free Time

May 22, 2006Data is based on information Effective May 1,2006


Panama Canal Surcharge Increase

Apr 14, 2006 – Effective May 06, 2006 this Surcharge will Increase to $192.


Fuel Charge Adjustments of May 1, 2006

Apr 14, 2006 – Carrier Bunker Charge will adjust on shipments between US/Canada & Asia effective May 1, 2006.


Railroad Free Time & Rates

Apr 14, 2006Data is based on information as of 03-31-2006


PierPass Charge Adjustment

Mar 24, 2006 – Effective Apr 24, 2006, the PierPass Charge will be $50/20’ and $100/40’&up.


Free Time in the Port of Los Angeles

Mar 10, 2006 - The free time of Port of Los Angeles will remain 4 days.


Port Security Charge of (MSC)

Jan 30, 2006 - MSC will charge $6 ISPS per import container starting 2/10


COSCO Space Enhancement Program & Rate

Jan 18, 2006 - COSCO Space Enhancement Program and Rate Pre-announcement of 2006


Information updates for two East Coast Ports

Jan 18, 2006 - Port of Baltimore “Security Charge” & Port of Miami “may extend truck gate hours”


Chinese Major Holydays and Working Schedules

Jan 16, 2006 - Major holydays & Government Working Schedules list of 2006


Last sailing schedule before CHINESE NEW YEAR

Jan 04, 2006 - Sailing Schedule of different Ports of China listed……


Regulation #11 of General Administration… (China)

Dec 23, 2005 - All import wooden materials of shipping packages will be affected by this regulation, apply on Jan 01, 2006.


Bunker Surcharges & Inland Fuel Surcharges

Dec 05, 2005 - There are surcharges and charges recommended by (TSA) - a research and discussion forum of 12 major ocean container shipping lines that carry cargo from Asia to ports and inland points in the U.S.


Alameda Corridor Charge Increase

Dec 01, 2005 - Effective 01-01-2006, the rate increase will apply on all types of containers.


New Requirements for Wood Packaging Material Imports

Nov 11, 2005 - On July 5, 2006, CBP will begin enforcing a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that adopted the international standard for wood packaging material (WPM).


General Outlook Of Asia-US Cargo

Nov 02, 2005 - Continued shore side and inland congestion of 2005.


CMA CGM has extended their PSS

Nov 02, 2005 - CMA CGM announced that their Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) in two categories have extended.


Emergency Fuel Surcharge (EFS) increase

Nov 01, 2005 - US ~ Middle East Trade will have a EFS increase on 12-01-2005.


Terminal & Rail Ramp demurrage free time

Oct 03, 2005 - Industry application on terminal & rail ramp demurrage – (free time, rates, & terms).


Inland Fuel Charge Increase

Sep 27, 2005 - The Inland Fuel Charge will increase by Carrier on Oct 06, 2005, & it will be adjusted on a quarterly base.


Hurricane Rita

Sep 22, 2005 - Bush administration has urged people in the region to comply with mandatory evacuation orders issued in New Orleans and Galveston, Texas.


CSCL General Rate Increase (GRI)

Sep 09, 2005 - CSCL Eastern Med & Western Med (GRI) effective Oct 1, 2005.


CSCL free time & demurrage updates

Sep 09, 2005 - New rules of CSCL free time in Los Angeles Ports, & demurrage charges of other US Ports.


Import Bunker Increase

Sep 07, 2005 - TSA report on bunker increase from All Far East & I.S.C. ports except South Africa to USA, Puerto Rico.


Air Fuel Surcharge Increase (TWN)

Aug 17, 2005 - Taiwan – China Airlines, Dragonair Cargo, & EVA Air just announced a Fuel Surcharge Increase.


Rail Operator BNSF Services cutting off

Aug 01, 2005 - US Rail Operator - BNSF will cancel two services via Tacoma.







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