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CMA USA: Solas VGM update

 

 

 

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CUSTOMER ADVISORY
#74-062916

SOLAS/VGM Policy Update

 

 
Dear Valued Client,

 

 
There have been several changes over the past few weeks regarding how VGM’s will be handled for US Exports, and we would like to take a few paragraphs to brief everyone on the current status with CMA CGM for US exports.

 

 
First, regardless of how cargo is moved, CMA CGM will accept a VGM via our website (for e-commerce registered users), via any of the internet portals (INTTRA, CargoSmart, or GT-Nexus), via email, or via fax. Note that for email or fax submissions, there will be a process fee for manual VGM submission.

 

 
At marine terminal facilities that acknowledge having scales and processes that meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements for terminals providing VGM, shipper may allow the terminal to weigh the container and provide the gross mass to carrier as a VGM equivalent. Shippers availing themselves of this option are not required to provide a signature to Carrier, but acknowledge that use of this method is verification of the gross mass. When VGM is provided by the marine terminal on behalf of shipper, shipper shall remain liable to Carrier for any loss, damages, costs, fines or penalties to carrier arising out of any entity’s or regulatory authority’s refusal to accept or acknowledge VGM calculated in this manner.

 

 
For those containers that are not weighed by the terminal – primarily ondock rail exiting via the US West Coast or at some terminals in the NY/NJ port complex, a shipper supplied VGM will be required prior to the container being loaded to our vessel.

 

 
We are working within OCEMA and with the USCG to address the possibility of utilizing the Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Act (ISCTA) declared weights to assist in VGM provisions for ondock rail containers which arrive at the port without a shipper submitted VGM, but as this process is still pending, a shipper issued VGM remains a requirement for these containers.

 

 
Our VGM cut-off is normally at noon of the last day of cargo receiving, with some local exceptions applicable. However, shippers should be aware that some terminals may charge a weighing fee if a container arrives at the gate without a VGM on file, and these costs will be for account of the shipper.

 

 
For assistance with VGM submission or for general information regarding the SOLAS VGM requirement, please refer to our website at http://www.cma-cgm.com/products-services/verified-gross-mass.
For a list of our terminals and the VGM situation as of noon EDT June 29, 2016, please refer to the below chart. Please note that this chart is subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact your local CMA CGM sales representative. For current schedule activity please visit our Web site at www.cma-cgm.com.
Best regards,
CMA CGM (America) LLC

 

 

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OOCL: Montreal Low Water Surcharge

 

 

 

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Montreal Low Water Surcharge

 

Dear Valued Customer,

Water levels in the St. Lawrence River have declined significantly to the extent of placing operational restrictions on the tonnage deployed in the North Europe–Montreal tradelane. Further, the latest projections from the Canadian Coastguard indicate no improvement in the near/medium term.

Consequently, a Low Water Surcharge will be implemented for all Westbound cargo moving via the Port of Montreal, effective July 15th, 2016 as below:

 

  • USD 100 per 20’ container
  • USD 150 per 40’ and 45’ container

 

For any further information, please kindly contact your local Sales Representative.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of OOCL.

 

 

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CMA USA: Terminal Change Pearl River – Long Beach

 

 

 

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CUSTOMER ADVISORY
#73-062816

 

Pearl River – Change of Terminals in Long Beach

Effective July 28th, 2016

 

 
Dear Valued Customer,

 

 
CMA-CGM America LLC wishes to announce a terminal change for our Pearl River service in the port of Long Beach.

 

 
Please note that there will be a permanent migration from the existing terminal Pier (PCT) to GGS (Pier 300) in LA effective with the arrival of the CMA CGM Leo v. 117TXE, arriving in LA on 7/28/2016.

 

 
Thank you for your continued support. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact your local CMA CGM sales representative. For current schedule activity please visit our Web site at www.cma-cgm.com.
Best regards,
CMA CGM (America) LLC
1-877-556-6308

 

 

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Maersk: GRI Far East to USA

 

 

 

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Far East Asia to North America General Rate Increase (GRI)

 

 

Effective date: 1 August 2016
Scope: Far East Asia to North America.
General Rate Increase: USD 800/1000/1100/1270 per 20’/40’/40′ Highcube/45′ Highcube Dry

 

 

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Maersk: GRI Far East to New Zealand

 

 

 

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Far East Asia to New Zealand General Rate Increase (GRI)

 

 

Effective date: 1 August 2016
Scope: Far East Asia to New Zealand.
General Rate Increase: USD 100/200/200 per 20’/40’/40′ Highcube Dry

 

 

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Maersk: GRI Far East to South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho

 

 

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Far East Asia to South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland & Lesotho General Rate Increase (GRI)

 

 

Effective date: 1 August 2016
Scope: Far East Asia to South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
General Rate Increase: USD 500/1000/1000/1000 per 20’/40’/40′ Highcube/45′ Highcube Dry and USD 500/1000 per 20’/40′ for Reefer

 

 

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Maersk: GRI India to East Coast South America

 

 

 

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India to East Coast of South America General Rate Increase (GRI)

 

Effective date: 15 July 2016
Scope: India to East Coast of South America.
General Rate Increase: USD 50/100/100 per 20’/40’/40′ Highcube Dry

 

 

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Maersk: GRI Europe to USA July 1st, 2016

 

As Maersk officially filed the GRI early June, in time for the correct notice period, this will certainly be the reduction of the correctly filed version.

 

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North Europe to United States General Rate Increase (GRI)

 

 

Effective date: 1 July 2016
Scope: North Europe (Excl. Denmark) to United States.
General Rate Increase: USD 40/50/50/50 per 20’/40’/40′ Highcube/45′ Highcube Dry

 

Scope: Denmark to United States.
General Rate Increase: USD 60/75/75/75 per 20’/40’/40′ Highcube/45′ Highcube Dry

 

 

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Maersk: New Service for New Zealand

 

 

 

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New direct services for New Zealand

Maersk Line introduces new direct services from North Asia and to West Coast of South America

We are pleased to confirm that starting from July, Maersk Line will be introducing changes to our Oceania shipping network with direct North Asia port coverage on the ‘Triple Star’ service and the launch of a new direct service, the ‘South Pacific Express’, connecting New Zealand to key markets on the West Coast of South America.
Maersk Line are able to bring these upgraded products to New Zealand as we become the first container line to successfully tie NZ to our global mainline networks.

This new service set-up is not based on a traditional closed-loop configuration, which gives us the unique advantage of running import and export calls independently of each other and thereby facilitating a better balance between capacity supply and customer demand.

There will be no changes to the current Northern Star and Southern Star services.

Following is an outline of the new service features:

Triple Star

  • The enhanced Triple Star service will turn the current bi-weekly product into a regular, weekly frequency, while changing away from the present focus on South East Asia to offering fast, direct connections from seven direct port calls across the North Asian region.
  • With ‘best-in-class’ transit times from Southern China, and a competitive product from Korea, Japan, Eastern China and Taiwan, this superior service has been tailor-made to offer Kiwi importers fast and reliable connections in this important trade lane.
  • The first North Asia-direct import sailing will depart Shanghai on 3 July 2016, with the ‘ALM Dallas’ voyage 1619.
  • Northbound export sailings under the new Triple Star are not planned until later in the year. Service details will be announced as soon as they are finalised.

South Pacific Express

  • The South Pacific Express service is designed to provide our customers a significantly improved product, including market-leading transit times and nonstop access to a range of strategic ports and logistical entry points in Chile, Peru, Panama, Colombia and Mexico.
  • The first South America-direct export sailing will depart Tauranga on 24 July 2016, with the ‘ALM Dallas’ voyage 1619.

We will be contacting our customers to discuss these new service options, and how we can best meet your individual shipping requirements.

 

 

 

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Maersk: New IMO park in dry port AGS

 

 

 

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New IMO Park in Dry port AGS
We are pleased to inform you that Maersk Line customers have now the possibility to discharge their IMO cargo in the IMO Park of AGS Dry port in Algiers.

Customer used to suffer a lot with the previous IMO process and needed to prepare all documentation and approvals before the vessel arrival and discharge containers under hook. That was cost generating, time consuming and difficult to handle.

Discharging the IMO containers in the new IMO Park will make it easier to our customers to clear their IMO cargo and much efficient for Maersk Algeria.

GOLDEN RULE: Could you please make sure that for all IMO cargo, booking should be made to Algiers Terminal, code to be used is DZACS instead of DZALG.

 

 

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