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Happy New Year 2015



Dear friends and partners of the OL network,


we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR!


The OL group will continue to grow in 2015 and we are looking forward to working with all of you!



MOL GRI Europe to Asia


MOL gives notice for a GRI as follows:





31Dec 2014
Dear Valued Customer,
We would like to inform you that MOL has decided to implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo moving from Europe to Far East Asia (including South East
Asia and Japan)
The following GRIs will be effective from 1 February 2015 (Bill of Lading date).



• USD100 per TEU for DRY cargo ex North Europe ( Including UK /Ireland ,Scandinavia & Baltics ) and the Mediterranean (East- and West Med, Black Sea & North Africa)

• USD150 per TEU for REEFER cargo ex North Europe ( Including UK /Ireland , Scandinavia & Baltics ) and the Mediterranean (East- and West Med, Black Sea & North Africa)

This GRI is applicable to all commodities
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact your local sales office. Contact details can be found on our website



Evergreen Transatlantic WB GRI


The GRI story starts again, here now Evergreen with a February 2015 GRI Transatlantic WB:




General Rate Increase (GRI)
Transatlantic Trade: EGLV-615 Europe to USA & Puerto Rico

Dear valued customer,
as Agent of EVERGREEN LINE we would like to inform you that the carrier has decided to announce the following General Rate Increase (GRI) in the Transatlantic Export Trade:


Trade: Europe to USA & Puerto Rico (EGLV 615)
Effective date: February 01, 2015 (carrier’s custody)
GRI quantum for all commodities:
USD 200 per 20′ Container USD 300 per 40′ Container
USD 300 per 40′ High-Cube Container USD 300 per Reefer Container

The rate increase is valid for all existing Tariff Rates, Special Quotations, as well as Service Contracts.



NYK Omission Port of LA




Transatlantic Trade Update:
Temporary Los Angeles Port Omission – PA1 Update

29th December 2014
Dear Valued Customer,
Further to our earlier advisory on the PA1 port omission at Los Angeles sent on 3rd December 2014, please be advised that due to the ongoing port congestion situation the PA1 service will continue to temporarily omit Los Angeles for an additional 3 voyages, starting with Tokyo Express v060E.
Please see the affected vessel details as follows:



Please contact your local NYK sales and customer service representative if you require further information regarding this advisory.



Evergreen stop Kiel Canal Surcharge


Evergreen stop the Kiel Canal Surcharge:




Withdrawal of Kiel-Canal-Transit-Fee (KTF)
Europe – Far East, Indian Subcontinent, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Australia,
Intra Europe
Europe – Mediterranean Sea
Europe – Africa

Dear valued customers,
as agent of carrier EVERGREEN LINE, we would like to inform you of withdrawal of the Kiel-canal-Transit-Fee (KTF) with
Effective date Jan/01/2015 (on board date)
The surcharge was applicable for export shipments from:
Sweden (Exception: Gothenburg)
To Far East, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, Australia, as well as West- and East Africa and into Mediterranean Sea.


Furthermore this surcharge will be charged for shipments within Europe (Intra Europe trade).
For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.



OOCL New Intra-Asia Service



OOCL is adding to their services, read here:




OOCL announces new Intra-Asia service

OOCL is pleased to announce the introduction of a new service, the North China / Pusan / Southeast Asia Service (NPS), as part of our existing Intra-Asia network.

The new service will be operated by OOCL with four 2,200-2,500 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) containerships and will commence on January 27, 2015, with the inaugural sailing from Singapore.

The NPS service provides a comprehensive supplement to our Northeast Asia – Southeast Asia service network by covering North China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.  Together with our other Intra-Asia services, OOCL can provide a more competitive service network in meeting the needs of our customers trading in the Far East.


NPS port rotation: Lianyungang-Qingdao-Dalian-Xingang-Pusan-Singapore-Laem Chabang-Kaohsiung-Lianyungang

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 270 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. (



OOCL Changes to Shipment Date




Dear Valued Customer,

In order to align all Trades throughout OOCL, as of 01/01/2015 the definition of Shipment Date for rate application purposes for Asia-Europe, Intra-Europe & Australia/New Zealand shipments will be altered from On Board Date (OBD) to Cargo Receipt Date (CRD – i.e. Gate-in date at 1st port). This will assist to eliminate confusion as to which rate level applies should vessel delays occur.

For the avoidance of doubt, the shipment date for rate application purposes as of 01/01/2015 will be defined as follows:


Trade Shipment date defined as
Asia-Europe Gate-in date at 1st port
Transatlantic Merchant haulage: Gate-in date at 1st port
Carrier’s haulage: Outbound door appointment date
Australia & New Zealand Gate-in date at 1st port
Intra-Europe Gate-in date at 1st port


In case of any question please do not hesitate to contact your Sales representative.



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year



The OL network management and members wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



CMA Blank Sailing



Technical issues make it necessary to have a blank sailing:





Customer Advisory #132 – 2014 Service Update
Pearl River
Blank Sailing

December 2014 / January 2015

Dear Valued Customer,
CMA CGM has always been committed to offering you regular, weekly fixed day departures, but due to an unexpected technical incident we are having challenges with a vessel in our Pearl River Express (PRX) service.
The CMA CGM Libra has experienced some operational issues that require immediate attention so we will unfortunately have no choice but have a blank sailing in week 52.


Details as follows:
Vessel Name: CMA CGM Libra
Voyage: TXB35E
Current Schedule:
Fuqing 12/27/14
Xiamen 12/28/14
Chiwan 12/30/14
Hong Kong 12/31/14
Yantian 01/01/15
Long Beach 01/14/15
Oakland 01/19/15

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult period. We are currently looking for all possible solutions in which to evacuate cargo in the quickest possible manner.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact your local CMA CGM (America) LLC sales representative.


MOL West Africa Survice Upgrade





Subject: Europe –West Africa, product improvement update.

Dear Valued Customer,

We are pleased to announce our improved Europe –West Africa product. MOL will be able to offer two weekly direct services between Europe and West Africa (ARN and ARX) resulting in increased frequency,reliability and coverage.

Please find below the details of the new service set up: ARN Rotation:

Antwerp –Hamburg –London Gateway –Algeciras -Tangiers –Tincan –Tema–Abidjan –Antwerp

Key benefits:

– Fast transit time to Lagos from key origin markets Germany, Benelux and the UK.

– Good transhipment connections via Tangiers.

– A seasonal Abidjan call from October – April.


ARX service:

Antwerp –Le Havre –Tangiers –Dakar –Abidjan -Dakar –Tangiers –Antwerp.

Key benefits:

– Direct coverage from Le Havre to Senegal and Ivory Coast

– A fast transit time as a result of the southbound Abidjan call

– The introduction of a northbound Dakar call.


First sailing:

ARN sailing: 25thof January exAntwerp: mv. Frisia Helsinki1502S

ARX sailing: 23ndof January ex Antwerp: mv. CS Discovery 115S