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Rotterdam Terminal closure due to storm


Pls see here the latest information on the Terminal closure at Rotterdam:


IMPORTANT: Waterside & Landside Operations ceased as of 02h30 at APM Terminals Rotterdam due to high winds.

Good morning,

Please be advised that we have been warned that a storm-front currently passing over will increase in strength from 31/3 02h30 – until further notice.

As a result, water-side & land-side operations have been ceased.

As soon as we have new developments to report, we will let you know accordingly.



CSAV Adjustement of THC in Germany





27. March 2015

Dear valued Customer

CSAV has decided to adjust the amount of the Terminal Handling Charge for shipments from and to Germany.



Pls notice that as from 1st of May our new values will be as follows:
POL / POD:         Hamburg + Bremerhaven

THC:           EUR 220 per Dry Container
EUR 360 per Reefer Container




In case you have any questions regarding the above, please contact your local CSAV agency for assistance.



Best regards


CSAV Group



NYK St Petersburg winter surcharge withdrawal






St Petersburg & Ust-Luga
Winter Surcharge


30th March 2015

Dear Valued Customer,
NYK would like to announce the suspension of the St Petersburg & Ust-Luga Winter Surcharge with effect from 1st April 2015.

Asia – Europe and Transatlantic Trades, both Eastbound and Westbound.


Should you require any further information or have any questions related to this issue please contact your local NYK office or NYK representative.
Liner Division
NYK Group Europe Limited




NYK GRI Europe to Asia




30th March 2015

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised that NYK will implement 2015 Structural Revenue Recovery (SRR) program for Eastbound with effect from 01st May 2015(This SRR was originally
intended to be effective from 01st April 2015 but deferred to 01st May 2015).

Effective date: 01st May 2015
Quantum: Eastbound


US$150 per 20’
US$300 per 40’

Routes involved:


from:  North Europe / Mediterranean / East Med/ Black Sea/ Adriatic
to Asia(including Japan) / Indian Sub-continent / Middle East / Gulf / Oceania



For further details, please contact your local NYK representative.
Yours faithfully,
NYK Global Liner Asia Europe Trade



OOCL new Intra Asia Service






March 27, 2015

OOCL announces new Intra-Asia Service

OOCL is pleased to announce the introduction of a new product, the Central PRC / Southeast Asia Service (CSS), to enhance our product portfolio in the Intra-Asia market.

The CSS service will provide direct connections to the Central PRC, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, Jakarta and Laem Chabang in order to strengthen our service coverage and meeting the requirement of customers trading in this region. Together with our existing Intra-Asia service network, our customers can enjoy more flexible and reliable liner service options.

Four vessels will be deployed in the CSS service, with the first sailing from Ningbo on April 5.

For any questions or enquiries, please contact our local customer service representatives.

Thank you for your continued support of OOCL.



Evergreen revise Chassis Usage Charge





March 2015


Chassis Usage Charge
Rule: 021-C03 CUC/L / Rule: 021-C04 CUC/D
USA Trade

Dear valued Customer,
as Agent of EVERGREEN LINE we would like to inform you, that the Chassis Usage Charge in the United States of America (for the Import and Export Trade) will be revised as follows:

Tariff: 606 – USA/Europe Trade Title: Chassis Usage Charge – Port of Loading (CUC/L) Effective Date: May 01, 2015 (carrier’s custody) USD 35 per container (previously USD 30)
Tariff: 615 – Europe/USA Trade

Title: Chassis Usage Charge – Port of Discharge (CUC/D) Effective Date: May 01, 2015 (carrier’s custody) USD 70 per container (previously USD 60)

The increase is valid for all existing Tariff Rates, Special Quotations, as well as Service Contracts. In case of any further questions please contact your local Evergreen Team.
With best regards




Hyundai notice Virgina port terminal congestion




Customer Bulletin March 24, 2015

Port of Virginia Terminal Congestion

Dear Valued Customer,
Carriers, including HMM, are experiencing severe congestion at The Port of Virginia facilities, especially at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Results of this extraordinary volume of containers, is having an effect on the velocity of containers required to be drayed between Norfolk International Terminal (NIT)/Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) and CSX.


This backlog of containers are the lingering effects of the snowstorms that hit the East Coast this winter that caused five vessels with 7,000+ containers to miss their scheduled arrival at Norfolk. In early March, these vessels added more cargo to terminals that were already near capacity after four days of terminals being closed and the affects thereafter when longshoremen were forced to deal with snow piles, ice and sub-freezing conditions on terminals.

The Port of Virginia has enacted a recovery plan to address the impact of volume on those CSX-destined containers that includes additional dray power (43 trucks) to target the accumulation of container and utilizing an inter-terminal barge service to reposition containers to NIT and PMT. Also, they have extended hours of operation at all The Port of Virginia facilities and even reach out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for permission to pay overtime for customs officers working extended operating hours.

Portsmouth Marine Terminal is being put to greater use by again, offering open gates this Saturday, March 28th, from 8am to 5pm. Continued barge operation are being reviewed and/or planned as PMT berth capacity and equipment resources are available and sufficient. Also, night operations will continue to be utilized whenever possible, primarily with the spotlight on the PMT lanes to protect the barged units.

Hyundai will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact your local Hyundai Representative or our Dallas Customer Service Center at 1-877-7HYUNDAI.
Hyundai Merchant Marine Ltd.
Americas Headquarters – Dallas, TX



Evergreen withdrawal of St Pete winter surcharge





March 2015

Withdrawal of local TERMINAL WINTER SURCHARGE for shipments from/to St. Petersburg

Dear Sir or Madam,
please be informed that Evergreen line decided to withdraw Terminal Winter Surcharge (TWS/D+L) for shipments from / to the Port of St. Petersburg as from April 1st / 2015 (on board date).

Original : USD 25,- /Cont.
Revised : NIL

Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of further questions.



Hapag Lloyd CFO steps down







FMC on port congestion at the WC USA




FMC: Port congestion will continue until maritime infrastructure upgraded

Port cargo congestion will continue to be an issue until the nation invests in long-term maritime infrastructure, according to the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.

FMC Chairman Mario Cordero said the issue of congestion was not brought on by any one event, not even the recent labor standoff between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. He said it has been the result of a new, ever growing model for how cargo is delivered.

“Congestion has been a problem long before labor negotiations … and will continue to be a challenge,” Cordero said at the 2015 Legal Ports Conference in Long Beach.

He spoke of the growing number of supersized container ships being ordered by the world’s top shipping lines. The industry has evolved from vessels hauling 2,000 TEUs to ships carrying 10,000 to 13,000 TEUs — megaships that now regularly call at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which collectively handle about 40 percent of U.S. imports.

Now Maersk Line is poised to order up to 10 ships, each with the capacity to carry 20,000 container units, while Japan’s MOL confirmed orders for ships carrying 20,150 TEUs earlier this month.

“Clearly the world is preparing for increased trade,” Cordero said, adding that funding for dredging and bridge building is necessary to pave the way for the bigger ships.

An estimated $78 billion of President Obama’s $478 billion, six-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal has been slotted for infrastructure related to the port/freight network, the FMC chairman said.

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