Congestion worsens at LA-LB port complex with no relief in sight

Congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grew worse over the weekend, with no relief in sight as late peak-season container volumes descend on the largest U.S. port complex.
“The vessels keep arriving and the trucks keep arriving,” said John Cushing, president of PierPass Inc., which manages the extended gates program for the 13 container terminals in the port complex.
Read more of this article at: Journal of Commerce article

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Chassis shortage could lead to gridlock at LA-LB, terminals warn

Chassis shortage could lead to gridlock at LA

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Current Operating Conditions in North America

Please see attached article from carrier- MOL for the latest operating conditions in N.A.
Customer Notification-Current Operating Conditions in North America -August 11 2014

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Updated ISF (Importer Security Filing) Enforcement Strategy

Please see the attached letter sent by US Customs & Border Protection regarding the inaccurate, incomplete or untimely filing of the ISF. This also includes the failure to update information. CBP will use the “three-strike” approach to ISF enforcement.
More information in the attachment.
14-024-NWK Updated ISF

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General Average- the real risk your cargo faces (click on below link for info)

General Average risk flyer

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General Rate Increase Effective: September 1, 2014

GENERAL RATE INCREASE GRI (FAR EAST/ US)

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE INDICATED HEREIN, ALL CARGO (INCLUDING SERVICE CONTRACT, EXEMPT COMMODITIES, ETC. GOVERNED BY THIS TARIFF) MOVING FROM THE FAR EAST IS SUBJECT TO A GENERAL RATE INCREASE AS INDICATED BELOW:

CARGO INTO U.S. WEST COAST PORTS AND INTERMODAL DESTINATIONS (GROUP 4 ONLY), AND CARGO INTO U.S.
MIDWEST DESTINATIONS (IPI/MLB WEST COAST PORTS), U.S. EAST COAST PORTS, U.S. GULF PORTS, AND RIPI
DESTINATIONS:

USD 480 PER 20 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
USD 600 PER 40 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
USD 675 PER 40 HC. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
USD 760 PER 45 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
(INCLUDES REEFERS AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT)

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General Rate Increase Effective: 01 August 2014

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE INDICATED HEREIN, ALL CARGO (INCLUDING
SERVICE CONTRACT, EXEMPT COMMODITIES, ETC. GOVERNED BY
THIS TARIFF) MOVING FROM THE FAR EAST IS SUBJECT TO A GENERAL
RATE INCREASE AS INDICATED BELOW:

CARGO INTO U.S. WEST COAST PORTS AND INTERMODAL
DESTINATIONS, AND CARGO INTO U.S. MIDWEST
DESTINATIONS (IPI /MLB WEST COAST PORTS), U.S. EAST COAST
PORTS, U.S. GULF PORTS, AND RIPI DESTINATIONS:

USD 480 PER 20 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
USD 600 PER 40 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
USD 675 PER 40 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES)
USD 760 PER 45 FT. CONTAINER (ALL TYPES) (INCLUDES REEFERS AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT)

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NETHERLANDS: CONGESTION AT CONTAINER TERMINALS IN THE PORT OF ROTTERDAM

Severe congestion in the Port of Rotterdam because of several factors. New terminal to open later this year should allieviate delays.

Read full Skuld article here.

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Terrible Congestion at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

Congestion at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports due to chassis shortages are causing at least a 2 1/2 hour delay for drivers to pick up containers. Dray carriers have not yet begun passing those costs off, but it can be expected soon if the situation does not improve.

Read full Journal of Commerce article.

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US West Coast Port Workers Will Be Off Contract Starting Tuesday Expect Shipping Delays

The contract between the West Coast Longshoreman’s Union and shipping lines expires at 5:00 PM, July 1, 2014. Negotiations are still underway. Even without a stoppage, delays are expected from work slow downs as has happened previously.
Read entire International Business Times article here.

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