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Hanjin Shipping files for Bankruptcy Court Protection

Dear All, Please be advised that Hanjin Shipping, the seventh largest steamship line by capacity, has filed for bankruptcy court protection. The impact on the shipping industry will be significant but please be assured that we are working on contingency

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California’s Blue Cut Fire Disrupts Transportation

Source: NCBFAA | August 22, 2016, 7:32AM EDT Last week the San Bernardino, CA Blue Cut Fire severely hampered train and truck traffic out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. BNSF Railway provided the following statement: BNSF

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Wildfire causes rail delay in Southern California

Dear All, As a result of the Blue Cut Fire in Southern California, please be aware that BNSF and UP Railroads have reported service interruptions and operational delays between 36-72 hours for east and west bound traffic in Southern California.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective September 1st, 2016

Dear all, Please be informed of the following General Rate Increase notification, effective September 1st, 2016: General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada Effective Date: September 1st, 2016 (cargo receipt date at origin) Scope: From all origins

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PierPass Increase, effective August 8, 2016 (Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach)

Dear All, Effective August 8, 2016 the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF), also known as PierPass, for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase as follows: 20ft: $70.49 (all types) 40ft/40ft HC: $140.98 (all types) Quote from PierPass

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective August 1st, 2016

Dear all, Please be informed of the following General Rate Increase notification from carrier, effective August 1st, 2016: General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada Effective Date: August 1st, 2016 (cargo receipt date at origin) Scope: From

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Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement, effective July 1st, 2016

Dear all, Please be advised that effective July 1st, 2016 for any late, incorrect or incomplete ISF filing, USCBP will no longer be required to send requests to Headquarters for review. USCBP Ports may commence issuing liquidated damages against Importers

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SOLAS Update

Dear all, As per the Journal of Commerce, “With just days before the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) container weight rule takes effect, ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use

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Panama Canal Draft Restriction: Suspended

Dear All, Please find the below updated information from carrier in regards to the Panama Canal draft restriction, which has now been suspended: With immediate effect the Port of Panama Canal Authority has suspended draft restrictions at Panama Canal. The

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SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) effective July 1, 2016

Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) container weight verification rule, issued pursuant to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) goes into effect on July 1, 2016. The U.S. is a

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