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December 9, 2014 |
Posted In Shipping News

The labor slow downs and congestion along the West Coast continue to wreak havoc on the USWC ports. Negotiations between PMA and IKWU are continuing and are expected to last through December.

Vancouver is continuing to be affected as well with constant vessel delays and ERD and LRD's changing faster than shipping lines can keep up with.

December 9, 2014 |
Posted In Rate News

All carriers have introduced a Low Sulfer Fuel charge that will be imposed effective January 1st, 2015. The charge is for cleaner fuel the carriers must start using as per International law. Charges vary based on origin/destination combinations, but are roughly around $50/20' and $100/40' worldwide. 

December 9, 2014 |
Posted In Rate News

As of January 1st, 2015, all MSC bookings sailing out of Canada will have an increased Doc Fee. The new fee will be U$75.00 per Bill of Lading.