General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective November 15th

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective November 15th.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: November 15th, 2017 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 810 per 20′ (all types)
USD 900 per 40′ (all types)
USD 900 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1140 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

Posted in Uncategorized

US Customs Issuance of Wood Packaging Material Penalty

Dear Valued Customer,

As you are aware, all wood packaging used to ship products internationally are subject to ISPM 15 regulations which
were developed to prevent the transportation and spread of disease and insects into new ecosystems. All wood
packaging must be stamped or branded with the IPPC mark of compliance. Penalties for failure to comply with this
regulation include but are not limited to Examination costs, return of goods to Country of Origin at Shipper’s expense,
fumigation costs, and/or costs for destruction of improper wood packaging.

US Customs has now informed the industry that effective November 1, 2017, they are taking an additional step to
ensure compliance and Importers may be assessed liquidated damages for failure to comply. The official memo is
below. We urge you to educate your suppliers and ensure compliance with this regulation as US Customs will hold you,
the Importer of Record, responsible for any violations.

Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricane Irma: Charleston and Savannah Port Conditions – Update Tuesday, Sept. 12

Dear All,

Please see the below updated notices regarding Charleston and Savannah Ports.

Charleston, SC:

Adverse weather conditions associated with tropical storm Irma departed the Charleston area on Monday evening,
September 11. Cargo and facilities at the South Carolina Ports Authority avoided any significant impacts, and we hope
the same for you and yours.

Gates and container marshalling yards opened at 06:00 this morning (Tuesday, September 12) and are fully operational
for the receipt and delivery of loads, empties and refrigerated cargo. Other terminals and offices are also observing
normal operational hours.

The US Coast guard completed a survey of the navigational channels this morning, and the Port of Charleston is open
without restriction.

Savannah, GA:

At approximately 2:45 on Monday afternoon the Savannah River crested below our docks at the Garden City Terminal,
and we are happy to report no water damage as a result of the storm.

In addition, hurricane straps installed on our empty containers and ship-to-shore cranes prevented any cargo, crane or
other infrastructure damage.

Assessment of our other facilities including Brunswick are currently under way.

GPA’s critical workforce has returned on Tuesday morning to prepare the terminal for cargo operations.

Throughout this evening and tomorrow morning we will be working with our many logistics partners to determine re-
opening of the port and river channel. As of now, we expect truck gates to resume operation Wednesday morning.

Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricane Irma: Charleston and Savannah Port Conditions – Update Monday, Sept. 11

Dear All,

Please see the below updated notices regarding Charleston and Savannah Ports.

Charleston, SC:

The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to monitor conditions associated with tropical storm Irma.

The SCPA will cease all Charleston operations – breakbulk and container – at 2pm on Monday, September 11.

Normal operations will resume on Tuesday morning, September 12.

Savannah, GA:

The port remains closed through Tuesday, September 12.

Port operations are currently expected to resume on Wednesday, September 13.

Posted in Uncategorized

General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective October 1st

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective October 1st.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: October 1st, 2017 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 720 per 20′ (all types)
USD 800 per 40′ (all types)
USD 800 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1015 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricane Irma: Charleston and Savannah Port Conditions – Update

Hurricane Irma: Port Conditions – Update

Dear All,

Please see the below updated notices regarding Charleston and Savannah Ports.

Charleston, SC: Friday, September 8

The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to very closely monitor the path of Hurricane Irma and anticipated
weather conditions.

Based on current projections, the conditions in Charleston are expected to allow safe operations. Normal gate hours
and vessel operations will continue, and all SCSPA facilities will remain open until further notice.

The safety of workers, facilities and cargo are primary considerations. Any changes to our operational posture will be
communicated as soon as they are known.

Savannah, GA: Friday, September 8

Garden City Terminal
Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
Vessel Operations will cease at 2400 Friday Sept 8, 2017
Effective 0600 Friday Sept 8, 2017
• Export Receiving will be managed closely. All 9 day windows will continue, but only 1 vessel in each service will
• be open for receiving at a time. This will remain in effect until further notice.
• Empty Receiving and delivering will cease.
• Gate 8 will be closed Friday Sept 8, 2017, due to no empty operations at terminal
Ocean Terminal
Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
Vessel Operations will cease at 2400 Friday Sept 8, 2017
Brunswick Terminal(s)
Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
Vessel Operations will cease at 1300 Friday Sept 8, 2017
Re-Opening of Terminals
The opening of the GPA terminals is dependent on Hurricane path and post facilities assessment. We will keep you all
posted about storm actions and reopening plans. Please stay safe.

Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricane Irma: Charleston and Savannah Port Conditions

Hurricane Irma: Port Conditions

Dear All,

Please see the below notices regarding Charleston and Savannah Ports.

Charleston, SC: Thursday, September 7

The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to closely monitor Hurricane Irma as it approaches the United States and
will remain in close container with stakeholders and the U.S. Coast Guard on changes to port conditions.

Currently, normal gate hours are planned through and including Saturday, September 9.

Storm preparations will be made as necessary to secure facilities, equipment and cargo based on the expected arrival of
severe weather.

Future updates or charges to operation conditions will be provided as available.

Savannah, GA: Thursday, September 7

In response to Hurricane Irma, the Georgia Ports Authority will cease operations at the Ports of Savannah and
Brunswick, effective Saturday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Truck gates will close at 6 p.m. Friday in Savannah, while vessel operations will end at midnight. The Port of Savannah
will not be accepting empty container returns Friday.

At Colonel’s Island and Mayor’s Point terminals in Brunswick, gates will close at 5 p.m. Friday.

“The safety of our employees and partners in the maritime community is our highest concern,” said GPA Executive
Director Griff Lynch. “We encourage GPA staff and our neighbors to heed Governor Deal’s warning and evacuate ahead
of the storm. Our terminals in Savannah and Brunswick play a vital role in customer supply lines. After the hurricane
passes, we are committed to assessing any damage and getting our ports back up and running as quickly as possible.”

Posted in Uncategorized

General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective September 1st

Dear all,

Please be informed of the following notification by the carriers of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective
September 1st..

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: September 1st, 2017 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 540 per 20′ (all types)
USD 600 per 40′ (all types)
USD 675 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 760 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

Posted in Uncategorized

General Rate Increase and Peak Season Surcharge from Far East to USA and Canada, effective August 1st and 15th

Dear all,

Please be informed of the following notification by the carriers of General Rate Increase (GRI) and Peak Season
Surcharge (PSS) to be effective August 1st and 15th respectively.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: August 1st, 2017 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 800 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1000 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1125 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1266 per 45′ (all types)

Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: August 15th, 2017 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

PSS: USD 320 per 20′ (all types)
USD 400 per 40′ (all types)
USD 450 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 506 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

Posted in Uncategorized

Maersk Line Cyber Attack Update

Dear All,

In regards to the recent cyber attack on Maersk Line, please see the below update from Maersk Line of
the situation:
Once again thank you for all your patience and understanding of the situation. We remain committed to do whatever we can to protect
and deliver your cargo.

We are seeing great progress in the restoration of our infrastructure, to better serve you.

We are open for business and are accepting bookings both via INTTRA, online forms accessible on maerskline.com and through EDI.
EDI bookings you made since Tuesday are stored safely and all will be batch confirmed early next week. All channels that have been
open are confirmed safe for you to use. Once again all bookings made before the incident on the 27th of June 08:00 are secured and
the data is saved in our systems. For those bookings that were confirmed, equipment will be released as normal and you do not need to
create duplicate bookings.

Our vessels remain fully operational and cargo in transit is being handled close to normal.

Around the world we seek to serve our customers best possible and therefore we are building contingencies where this is required, as
well as focus on continuously getting back to normal business.
Almost all ports are operational and running close to normal. We are pleased to share that since yesterday, we have been able to
reestablish business in:
• Algeciras
• Tangier
• Callao Lima
• Mumbai
• Itajai
• Buenos Aires

We are still working on expanding our services in the following ports:
• Pier 400 Los Angeles. We are pleased to be able to deliver imports again from the terminal. We are also able to receive and
deliver empties. Our priority is now to open up to receive exports. In the meantime, we have diverted TP2 MSC Laurence to
TTI to ensure easiest cargo delivery. We hope to share good news and a full plan on this soon.
• Port Elizabeth New Jersey. Also delivering imports, and both receiving and delivering empties. Focus is again on being able to
receive and gate in exports.
• Maasvlakte II Rotterdam. We are still working on a solution to reopen Maasvlakte II. Our top priority remains your cargo and
we are therefore diverting services other terminals in and around Rotterdam, to best serve you. These facilities have already
restored systems and are able to gate cargo in and out. Despite these difficulties, in Rotterdam and as everywhere, we will do
whatever it takes to move your cargo to its final destination as fast as possible.

You can keep yourself updated on progress via www.maersk.com/operationalupdate as well as continuous postings on social media.
The site and social media are confirmed safe to use.

For more details on your specific cargo please contact your customer service representative. Many countries have already had their
phone systems restored, however we appreciate your flexibility in how to contact us wherever this has not been the case yet.

Many thanks for your business
The Maersk Team

Posted in Uncategorized

**** Due to TSA Regulations - All cargo that is tendered for transportation - is subject to inspection .****
Copyright © 2013 O.T.S. Astracon, LLC. All rights reserved