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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
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.
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.
Reshuffle Comes amid Weaker Demand -Drewry
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.
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’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 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.
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.
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.
will be increased effect on Apr 01 2011.
(B) For destination: USEC and RIPI…
East-US trade volumes rised in 2010.
Bunker Surcharge Increased.
AND PER DIEM IN U.S.A.
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
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”)
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.
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.
December 14, 2009 – Grand Alliance Announces Winter Program for US East Coast All Water Services.
December 14, 2009 - 上海出口至美国加拿大增收THC明细
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.
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
August 31, 2009 – China Shipping and Evergreen joined the long list of container lines to lose huge amounts in the first half of 2009.
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”
June 26, 2009 – Please be advised that 2009 Trans Pacific tariff PSS in Trans-Pacific tariff has been adjusted.
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.
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.
January 2, 2008 – Effective January 01, 2009 China Customs will implement their new Advanced Manifest Regulation.
December 19, 2008 – Please be advised, we have filed the following Wood Packaging Requirements for Taiwan to be effective January 1, 2009
December 09, 2008 – Importer Requirements (Portion of “10”) and Carrier Requirements (Portion of “2”)
December 05, 2008 – Country Regulated By ISPM 15
November 26, 2008 – Please be advised that our Alameda Corridor User Surcharge (ACC) in USA Inbound Tariff has been changed.
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.
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.
2008 – Collection of the Clean Truck Fee at the ports of
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.
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.
October 1, 2008 – The Clean Truck Fee has been postponed indefinitely and is not taking effect Oct 1st as originally announced below.
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.
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
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)
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.
August 6, 2008 – Please note the following 10 + 2 requirement from CBP. It may not effect at anytime, but please keep in mind.
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.
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.
July 17, 2008 – LONG BEACH.
July 2, 2008 – As has been widely reported in the press, the current ILWU contract expired at midnight on June 30th
June 25, 2008 – Please be advised that all wooden packing material export to Taiwan will now require to be fumigation and heat treated.
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.
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”
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.
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.
May 20, 2008 – Port of
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.
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.
May 6, 2008 – Please note, effective immediately, the Oakland UPRR ramp is under embargo.
April 1, 2008 – Max cargo weight by States.
March 31, 2008 – Overweight container Charge (OWC).
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.
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?
March 6, 2008 - All cargo moving from all Far East and Indian Sub-continent countries is subject to a cost recovery program as follows.
March 4, 2008 - Evergreen
has orders 12,500 containers for $37 million from an affiliate in
March 3, 2008 - VIA EVERGREEN SVC, the PANAMA CANAL CHARGE will be increase as following
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.
February 21, 2008 - All cargo moving from all Far East and Indian Sub-continent countries are subject to a cost recovery
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.
January 29, 2008 – AMENDMENT TO RULE 002-5
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.
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
December 3, 2007 – Caused
feeders delay and containers pile up at
December 3, 2007 – 20’/USD$19, 40’&40’HQ/USD$38, 45’/USD$42
November 27, 2007 – Please be
November 13, 2007 – Box
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.
September 10, 2007 – MSC is
dropping their primary Asia to
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).
July 24, 2007 – Effective from August 01, 2007
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.
June 12, 2007 - The union
representing employees at three major supermarkets chains in
May 29, 2007 – The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration announced last week it is stopping all imports of toothpaste
May 18, 2007 – Container volume at the
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.
May 7, 2007 - Change of Calculation
of 20' container rates for cargoes moving from Far East to
April 11, 2007 - The
National Retail Federation and Global Insight are projecting that container
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,
March 21, 2007 - PER DIEM RATE SHEET
March 12, 2007 - Please kindly be informed the Panama Canal Charge will increase.
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.
November 21, 2006 – The governing boards of the
October 25, 2006 – Maersk Line will next month
raise its Alameda Corridor rail surcharge for all containers moving through
the ports of
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.
October 24, 2006 – Container traffic at the
October 23, 2006 – With nine months completed,
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.
September 29, 2006 – The
Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement will increase its tariff for all
September 25, 2006 – This is for WAN HAI only.
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
September 19, 2006 – Boosted
by a robust initial wave of holiday
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
September 11, 2006 – The
Association of American Railroads Thursday reported that intermodal traffic
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.
August 7, 2006 - From
August 7, Exporters Must Claim Booking Numbers Before Delivering Containers
to Terminals at Ports of
August 4, 2006 -
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.
August 3, 2006 – Free
Time and Demurrage at
July 27, 2006 –
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.
July 26, 2006 – APHIS
has proposed regulations to allow the import of pineapple and five other
exotic fruits from
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’.
July 26, 2006 – China 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.
July 24, 2006 – Box volumes at the
July 24, 2006 –
Jun 07, 2006 – TSA CARRIERS has filed a tiered peak
Jun 02, 2006 – Effective 06-01-2006, all
stander cargo moves in & out of
May 22, 2006 – Bonding warehouse IPI FSC will 23%, effective Jun 1, 2006
May 22, 2006 – Box 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.
May 22, 2006 – APL and MOL will join a previously standalone weekly transpacific service of fellow New World Alliance partner Hyundai Merchant Marine……
May 22, 2006 – The California Legislature this week agreed to place on the November ballot a $19.9 billion bond……
May 22, 2006 – Data is based on information Effective May 1,2006
Apr 14, 2006 – Effective May 06, 2006 this Surcharge will Increase to $192.
Apr 14, 2006 – Carrier Bunker Charge will adjust on shipments between US/Canada & Asia effective May 1, 2006.
Apr 14, 2006 – Data is based on information as of 03-31-2006
Mar 24, 2006 – Effective Apr 24, 2006, the PierPass Charge will be $50/20’ and $100/40’&up.
Mar 10, 2006 - The free time of
Jan 30, 2006 - MSC will charge $6 ISPS per import container starting 2/10
Jan 18, 2006 - COSCO Space Enhancement Program and Rate Pre-announcement of 2006
Jan 18, 2006 -
Jan 16, 2006 - Major holydays & Government Working Schedules list of 2006
Jan 04, 2006 - Sailing Schedule of different Ports of China listed……
Dec 23, 2005 - All import wooden materials of shipping packages will be affected by this regulation, apply on Jan 01, 2006.
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.
Dec 01, 2005 - Effective 01-01-2006, the rate increase will apply on all types of containers.
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).
Nov 02, 2005 - Continued shore side and inland congestion of 2005.
Nov 02, 2005 - CMA CGM announced that their Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) in two categories have extended.
Oct 03, 2005 - Industry application on terminal & rail ramp demurrage – (free time, rates, & terms).
Sep 27, 2005 - The Inland Fuel Charge will increase by Carrier on Oct 06, 2005, & it will be adjusted on a quarterly base.
Sep 22, 2005 - Bush administration has
urged people in the region to comply with mandatory evacuation orders issued
Sep 09, 2005 - CSCL Eastern Med & Western Med (GRI) effective Oct 1, 2005.
2005 - New
rules of CSCL free time in
2005 - TSA report on bunker increase
from All Far East & I.S.C. ports
2005 - US Rail Operator - BNSF will
cancel two services via
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