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CMA New Liberty Solo Service UPDATE

 

Here some news on the CMA solo service to come in January 2015:

 

 

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Customer Advisory #120 – 2014
Service Update
New Liberty Solo Service
Effective January 2015

Dear Valued Customer,
We are pleased to announce our NEW LIBERTY SOLO Service to and from North Europe to US East Coast that will be effective in January 2015. This new service will
offer a port rotation of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Le Havre, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, Antwerp.

 

 

After several years of Slot Charter arrangements with various operators, and taking advantage of the positive outlook of the trans-Atlantic trade, we have decided to start a stand-alone service.
This new LIBERTY SOLO Service will also complement our VICTORY BRIDGE service covering the US South Atlantic and US Gulf/Mexico ports, the new LIBERTY SOLO
service will offer weekly sailings between North Europe and USEC including the North Atlantic ports of New York and Norfolk.
The new service pattern will be the following:
 Fleet of vessels

o A fleet of 5 vessels, 1700 teus nominal in the first stage, all operated solely by CMA CGM.

o The Vessels will also have a minimum of 300 reefer plugs.

 
 ROTATION in 36 days with following port coverage :

Antwerp – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York and back to Antwerp.
o Please see below details and transit-time.

 
 First sailing
o Depending on the exact transition schedules from our current Liberty services, we expect the new LIBERTY SOLO service to launch during the 3rd week of January 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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CSAV Indian railway tariff news

 

CSAV circulates:

 

 

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Dear All,

Ministry of Indian Railway has implemented Congestion Surcharge of 10% on Base Freight Rate for all import containers railing wef 24th November’14.
This is applicable to all Rail Operators in all sectors.

Based on above implementation, Inland haulage fee is revised with increase of 10% on Base freight for all imports.

Revised haulage will be applicable for all containers railed out from the port on or after 24th Nov 2014 in Non-FMC trade
Revised haulage will be applicable for all containers railed out from the port on or after 25th Dec 2014 in FMC trade
 

 

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NYK Destination cost Recov. Surcharge Manila

 

Kindly read the details here:

 

 

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Updates on Destination cost recovery surcharge in Manila, Philippines

 
26th November 2014

 
Dear Valued Customer,
In view of the ongoing heavy congestion faced in Manila port, operating vessels are still facing serious delays. In order to cover the additional cost of maintaining a regular service, NYK would like to increase the existing Destination Cost Recovery Surcharge.

 

 

The surcharge will increase from the existing USD 200 per TEU to USD 400 per TEU for all cargoes destined for Manila port.

 

 

This surcharge will apply for as long as the current operational conditions continue.

 
Effective Date : 9th December 2014
Quantum : USD 400 / TEU
Shipment : All import cargoes at Manila port
Collect : Collect at destination for imports

 

 
For further details, please kindly contact your local NYK representative.

 

 

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Evergreen Low Sulphur Surcharge

 

Here the latest news of Evergreen regarding the new surcharge to be valid as of January 2015

 

 

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To our import customers

Implementation of Low Sulphur Surcharge

Dear customers,
On behalf of EVERGREEN LINE we want to inform you about the following implementation of Low Sulphur Surcharge for all shipments in Far East Westbound Trade. This charge is payable with the ocean freight.
Trade: Far East Westbound
Effective from: January 01/2015 (shipped on board date)
Quantum: As attached (also applicable for reefer and special equipment)

 

 

 

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Hanjin Low Sulphur Surcharge

 

 

Here an overview on the Hanjin Low Sulphur Surcharges:

 

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Implementation of Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge (LSF)

on South America/ Asia- North Europe Trade

 
As from January 2015 all shipping lines calling the Emission Control Areas (ECA) have to use higher-quality fuels with a max. content of 0.1% sulphur resulting in an annual cost increase.

 

 
Therefore, Hanjin Shipping would like to inform you about the introduction of a new Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge (LSF) as below:

 

Trade: Asia from/to North European main ports (Hamburg-Le Havre range incl. UK)
Effective Date: 1st January 2015
Westbound: USD 50/ 100 (per 20’/40’)
Eastbound: USD 25/ 50 (per 20’/40’)

Trade: Asia from/to Baltic & Scandinavian ports
Effective Date: 1st January 2015
Westbound: USD 110/ 220 (per 20’/40’)
Eastbound: USD 85/ 170 (per 20’/40’)

Trade: South America from/to North European main ports (Hamburg-Le Havre range incl. UK)
Effective Date: 1st January 2015
Southbound: EUR 40/ 80 (per 20’/40’)
Northbound: USD 50/ 100 (per 20’/40’)

Trade: South America from/to Baltic & Scandinavian ports
Effective Date: 1st January 2015
Southbound: EUR 90/ 180 (per 20’/40’)
Northbound: USD 110/ 220 (per 20’/40’)


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CMA suspension PCS Oakland + Seattle, but keep LA

 

 

It really gets complicated now, CMA again circulates on the PCS and lifts it for Oakland and Seattle, while they keep it for Los Angeles:

 

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Customer Advisory #116 – 2014
Port Congestion Surcharge
USWC Imports – Weekly Update
Effective November 26, 2014

 
Dear Valued Customer,
As we advised on November 22, 2014, CMA CGM is committing to reviewing the unpredictable labor situation on the USWC in an effort to minimize impact to customers to the fullest extent possible. With that goal in mind, CMA CGM has determined that while productivity levels remain below average in Oakland and Seattle, the levels are high enough, and congestion is limited enough, to justify suspension of the surcharge for these ports of discharge at this time.

 
The charge will remain in effect for cargo received for discharge in the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach on or after November 26, 2014, due to the continued shorting of labor and severe congestion in those locations.
CMA CGM will reassess on a weekly basis and advise whether the charge remains in effect or will be suspended for cargo received for each USWC port during that week. These applicability/suspension dates will be published in our tariff, communicated via customer advisories, and will be posted to our website, www.cma-cgm.com.

 

 

As a reference, the surcharge amounts in effect are as follows:
For cargo received on or after November 26, 2014
POD: Los Angeles / Long Beach

 

 

Size Type Level (USD)
20’ (all types) $800

40’ (all types) $1000

20′ HC (all types) USD 1100

45’ (all types) $1266

53’ (all types) $1600

 

PODs Seattle and Oakland: Not applicable

 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all jointly try to work through the current congestion challenges on the USWC.

 

 

 

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OOCL Transatlantic Winter Program Update

 

OOCL specifies the withdrawal of 2 sailings:

 

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Trans-Atlantic Trade – Winter Program Further Update

 

 

Dear Valued Customer,

In response to the expected low demand during the upcoming Christmas and New Year period, we would like to inform you about the withdrawal of two Trans-Atlantic sailings from our Atlantic Express 2 (AX2) service with the following details:

Westbound:  MV “Rotterdam Express” 088W, ETA Southampton on December 28, 2014
Eastbound:  MV “Rotterdam Express” 088E, ETA Veracruz January 16, 2015

For further information, please kindly contact our local representatives.

Thank you for your understanding and support of OOCL.

 

 

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MOL new version of PCS for the USA WC

 

As much as other lines went ahead already, MOL is following to levy the surcharge by receipt date, not anymore by discharge date. See here:

 

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November 24, 2014

 

RE: Labor Negotiations Surcharge

 
Dear MOL Customer:

 
Present conditions at U.S. West Coast ports and terminals, including congestion arising from actual and/or perceived threats of labor disruptions, are negatively  impacting MOL’s vessel operations and leading to increased costs. Please be advised that MOL will begin assessing the labor negotiations surcharge communicated to you on May 23, 2014. The surcharge shall be applicable to cargo received on or after November 27, 2014 as set forth below and until further notice. Please also refer to the notice published in our tariff implementing this surcharge.

 

 

 

*Per MOL’s tariff, Asia also includes West Asia, East Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Oceania.
All other rules and charges that are applicable under the governing tariff, bill of lading and/or service contract shall continue to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact your MOL sales representative.

 

 

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CMA USA West Coast Congestion surcharge resurfaces

 

 

First it gets announced, then it gets cancelled, now the PCS is coming up again? Now the wording is changed to cargo that they receive after November 26th, before it was the sudden annoucement that any cargo discharged after November….

 

 

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Customer Advisory #115 – 2014
Port Congestion Surcharge
USWC Imports
Effective November 26, 2014

Dear Valued Customer,
As we have previously communicated, the labor situation on the West Coast has been deteriorating for several weeks. We continue to experience reduced productivity and difficulties obtaining labor to work our ships. These labor slowdowns are exacerbating existing congestion in the PSW and creating new congestion in Oakland and the PNW. These conditions have made it necessary to implement our congestion surcharge.

 
CMA CGM will implement the port congestion surcharge for all cargo destined to USWC ports of discharge and received on or after November 26. This surcharge will be applicable for CY and IPI cargo movements.
As the situation on the USWC remains very unpredictable, CMA CGM will reassess on a weekly basis and advise whether the charge remains in effect or will be suspended for cargo received for each USWC port during that week. These applicability/suspension dates will be published in our tariff, communicated via customer advisories, and will be posted to our website, www.cma-cgm.com.
As a reference, the surcharge amounts in effect are as follows:
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Size Type Level (USD)
20’ (all types) $800

40’ (all types) $1000

20′ HC (all types) USD 1100

45’ (all types) $1266

53’ (all types) $1600

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all jointly try to work through the current congestion challenges on the USWC.
Best regards,
CMA CGM

 

 

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Asia to Euro GRI postponed

 

 

It is getting more and more clear in the market place that the GRI  will be postponed that was planned for December 1st on the Asis to Euro Tradelane.

 

The following lines already announced the delay to  14/15.12.2015

 

UASC, APL, NYK, HAPAG, EVERGREEN

 

We will keep you informed.