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Safmarine: GRI USA and Canada to Africa

 

 

 

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Customer Advisory:

 

Rate Announcement – United States and Canada to Africa

 

 
Dear Customers,

 

 

As Safmarine strives to continue to offer you a borad portfolio of services, we are announcing an increase in DRY commodities to Africa with an effect from January 1, 2017, in order to recover an increase in our bunker costs. Below are the rate increases and the regions where they are effective. As always, please visit my.safmarine.com for a quote, or your rate sheets or contracts will provide you with full details of rate increases

 

 

 

 

 

We thank you for your partnership. We truly appreciate the trust you give us in moving your cargo from one doorstep to the next, and we’re excited to continue working closely with you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local Safmarine agent. Our contact details are available on www.safmarine.com.

If you’d like to make a booking, please visit my.safmarine.com.

Together we go places.

 

Sincerely,

Safmarine

 

 

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More details Maersk buying Hamburg Sued

 

 

 

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by CNBC

 

A.P. Moller-Maersk has agreed to buy German rival container shipping line Hamburg Süd, sending shares in the Danish shipping company up nearly 5 percent.

The deal highlights a push to toward consolidation the container shipping industry, which has been grappling with low freight rates and oversupply.

It also follows Maersk’s announcement in September that it would focus on transport and logistics and spin off its energy operations.

Hamburg Süd, part of the Oetker Group, is the world’s seventh largest container shipping line and operates 130 container vessels primarily in trade between the northern and southern hemispheres.

“Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds,” Soren Skou, chief executive of Maersk Line and the Maersk Group, said.

Hamburg Süd has 5,960 employees in more than 250 offices across the world. Last year, the company’s revenue was $6.73 billion and of that $6.26 billion came from its container line activities, Maersk said.

Oetker Group is a family-owned German conglomerate involved in shipping, banking, food and beverages. Market participants had speculated that the Oetker-family would opt to sell its container business.

“Giving up our engagement in shipping after an 80 year-long ownership in Hamburg Süd was not an easy decision for my family,” said August Oetker, chairman of the advisory board behind the management holding company of the Oetker Group.

“We are very confident, though, to have chosen the best of all possible partners,” he said.

The acquisition will help Maersk Line to boost its presence in global trade, especially in Latin America.

“It’s a smaller and more niche player – it’s a good strategic fit for Maersk,” analyst Michael Jorgensen at Alm. Brand Bank said. He also said the acquisition was a defensive consolidation. Alm. Brand has a “buy” recommendation on Maersk.

Maersk shares were 3.3 percent higher by 0945 GMT (4:45 a.m. ET).

The deal will be the first full acquisition by Maersk since taking over P&O Nedlloyd in 2005.

Maersk said the acquisition would be subject to final agreement and regulatory approvals, and would have no impact on Maersk’s outlook for 2016.

A.P. Moller-Maersk said it expected to give more details following approval of the purchase agreement which is expected early in the second quarter of 2017.

 

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Hapag Lloyd: Rate annoucement Far East to Europe

 

 

 

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Rate Announcement – Far East Westbound East Asia to Europe North Continent and Mediterranean

December 1, 2016

 

 
Dear Customer,

 

 
In a continued effort to provide you with a high level of service and uninterrupted liner services and equipment supply, Hapag-Lloyd announces an increased FAK (Freight All Kinds) rate for all non-DG cargoes for standard container types on the westbound trade from East Asia to Europe North Continent and Mediterranean.

 

 
Valid for sailings commencing on December 15, 2016 onwards and until further notice, Hapag-Lloyd’s FAK rate to Europe North Continent and West Mediterranean will be:

 

 
 USD 1225 per 20′ Container
 USD 2350 per 40′ Container
 USD 2450 per 40′ High Cube Container

 

 
These base rates are subject to the following surcharges:
Bunker related charges (please click here) – included (except LSF)
Security related charges (please click here) – applies
Origin Terminal Handling charges (please click here) – applies
Destination Terminal Handling charges (please click here) – applies
Peak Season Surcharge (please click here) – not applicable
Hapag-Lloyd will make a further price announcement before any such surcharge becomes effective.
 Local charges and contingency charges may apply.

 

 

Valid for sailings commencing on December 15, 2016 onwards and until further notice, Hapag-Lloyd’s FAK rate to East Mediterranean, Black Sea and North Africa will be:

 

 

 USD 1650 per 20′ Container
 USD 3200 per 40′ Container
 USD 3300 per 40′ High Cube Container

 

 
These base rates are subject to the following surcharges:
Bunker related charges (please click here) – included (except LSF)
Security related charges (please click here) – applies
Origin Terminal Handling charges (please click here) – applies
Destination Terminal Handling charges (please click here) – applies
Peak Season Surcharge (please click here) – not applicable

Hapag-Lloyd will make a further price announcement before any such surcharge becomes effective.

 Local charges and contingency charges may apply.

 

 
All of the foregoing is applicable for all shipments from East Asia to all Europe North Continent and Mediterranean destinations. Outports will be subject to the prevailing transport additionals in Europe and in Asia.

 

 
Definition Freight All Kind (FAK)
The characterization of freight all kind covers all commodities except for:
IMDG Cargo including of classes 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and radioactive material of class 7
Amber listed waste, Ad Valorem Cargo; Silver Bars, Bullions, Bank Notes, Coins and other forms of currency, Beer, Spirits, Wine, Agricultural products to include grains, seeds, beans, peas, lentils and pulses, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Dried Fruits and Nuts, Hides, Live Animals and Plants, Resin, Tobacco and Tobacco manufactured cargos like Cigarettes, Cigars, Military, Police or other Government Cargo, Oversized Cargo moving on/in Special Equipment, Personal Effects and Used Household Goods
Temperature Controlled Cargo; Shipper Owned Empty Containers; Tank Containers; Used and New Autos, Auto Parts, Scrap and all material classified as waste
Used and New Autos, Auto Parts, Gaming Machines, Tiles, Marble, Granite, Stone Blocks, Consolidated Cargo

 

 
North Europe comprises North West Continent, the U.K., Scandinavia, Baltic and European ports of Russia.
Mediterranean comprises the West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean, Black Sea and North Africa.
East Asia comprises Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China (PRC), Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei and Russian Pacific Ports of Vladivostok and Vostochny.

 

 
For further information, please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Kind regards,
Hapag-Lloyd AG

 

 

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CMA USA: Import rail demurrage – Revision

 

 

 

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Please note the  advisory below replaces CA 127 formally announced October 31, 2016.

 

CUSTOMER ADVISORY
#127-113016

Standard and Specialized Import Rail Demurrage (Merchant Haulage) – REVISED
World to USA

 

 
Effective January 1, 2017
Dear Valued Customer,
CMA CGM (America) LLC is announcing the following changes to tariff CMDU 100 Rule 100. This change will go into effect January 1, 2017, and affect the following; Import Demurrage for Standard and Specialized equipment for Merchant Haulage Rail moves.

 

 

 

Free time will commence the day container becomes available at the ramp and will continue on a calendar day basis until expiration. The free time does not include Sundays and Holidays unless stated.

 

 
Above listed charges for Merchant Haulage (MH) do not include rail storage which is payable by merchant to rail provider per rail provider’s tariff.

 

 
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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Hapag Lloyd: Taiwan update on VGM

 

 

 

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Taiwan – Information on Verified Gross Mass (VGM) SOLAS Regulation Update

November 24, 2016

 

 
Dear Customer,

 

 
Further to our CustomerInfo issued on November 1, 2016 we would like to inform you that Hapag-Lloyd Taiwan will revise the following VGM Fees with effect from January 1, 2017:

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Kind Regards,
Hapag-Lloyd AG

 

 

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Hapag Lloyd: Turkey late booking cancellation fee

 

 

 

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Turkey – Application of Late Booking Cancellation Fee (BCF)

November 25, 2016

 

 
Dear Customer,

 

 
In order to improve booking reliability and increase the efficiency of space and equipment planning, we would like to inform you that with effect from December 1, 2016 Hapag-Lloyd Turkey will apply the already published Late Booking Cancellation Fee as follows:

 

 
 Late Booking Cancellation (BCF): USD 100 per Booking

 

 
The fee applies to all bookings that are cancelled, transferred to another vessel or reduced after documentation closing time.

 

 
For further information, please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Kind Regards,
Hapag-Lloyd Overseas Transport SA
as agent of Hapag-Lloyd AG

 

 

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Maersk: Low Sulphur surcharge tariff change

 

 

 

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   LSS Tariff Change Effective 1st January 2017

 
1 December 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

 

Please find below the updated tariffs for our Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS), which will be effective 1st January 2017.

 

Please note that cargo with origin or destination in the Baltic zone (defined as Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and East Coast of Sweden) will be charged an additional 70 USD per FFE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 20’ containers will be charged 50% of the tariff for 40’ containers for all trades except for trades within the scope of Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA). For those trades, 20’ containers will be charges 90% of the tariff for 40’ containers, as per recommendation from TSA on eastbound corridors and 80% on westbound corridors.

** Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) has developed a low sulphur surcharge, and Maersk Line will follow the tariff recommended by the TSA for relevant trades. TSA differentiate per trade direction. On Eastbound trades, for 40HC and 45HC we follow TSA formula, which means that 40HC is 12.5% above 40DRY and 45HC is 26.5% above 40DRY while on westbound trades, 40HC and 45HC have the same value than 40DRY

** ROE applied is 1 USD = 0,9005 EUR // 1 EUR = 1,0717 USD (at the time of calculation and for surcharge being calculated in this currency)

For further information, please contact your local Maersk Line Office.

 

With regards,

Maersk Line

 

 

 

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Hamburg Sued sold to Maersk

 

 

Press release says that Hamburg Sued will be bought by Maersk line.

 

Details to follow