MSC announces GRI from Australia and New Zealand to USA effective November 1, 2021

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced a surcharge on the Oceania to North America trade lane.​​​​​​​Effective November 1st, 2021 MSC will apply a general rate increase of USD 1,500 per container (dry and reefer) from Australia and New Zealand to USA.    ​​​​​Please reach out to your Hillebrand representative for further information on your bookings…

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Shipping, Drayage and Intermodal Alerts for September 29, 2021

USA Congestion extends beyond the ports The constant line of ships waiting outside of US ports has put excessive pressure on all landside operations related with moving inbound and export cargo from the vessels, to the yards, to railheads, and destination warehouses. Everything is exacerbated by supply shortages: from chassis, gensets, to labor at each point…

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Alert: Port Closures / Delays in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

Melbourne Port – Temporarily Closed Engineering crews are assessing safety of equipment at the port of Melbourne following the 5.9 earthquake on Wednesday.  Additional the VICT Terminal at Melbourne was shut down on Wednesday night local time because of a new positive cases and will remain closed until further notice; likely a reopening will not…

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Shipping Alerts for September 15, 2021

Demurrage, Detention, Terminal StorageShipping demand, reduced labor/productivity and peak season has created another year of delays and additional costs for pulling cargo out of port and rail terminals.  Under normal conditions, cargo could be pulled out of terminals within the free time limits (typically 4-5 days at ports and 2 days at rail terms).  With…

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Port alerts for Houston, Chile, France

USA Houston port – Severe weather Due to severe weather, Houston container terminals will close in-gate operations at 3PM local time and remain closed through tomorrow morning (9/14/2021) Chile /  San Antonio port – Weather delays Port terminals at San Antonio have faced several closures recently due to weather. Severe storms on the Pacific coast…

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MSC surcharge Europe to US West Coast starts September 13, 2021. New Increases coming in October from Europe to all US ports

As previously announced, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced a surcharge on all cargo from Europe to US West Coast ports and Vancouver.  MSC has granted NASA a slight adjustment on announced surcharge, changing the effective date and the rates to Oakland and LA/LB as follows:  Effective September 13, 2021 MSC will increase rates from…

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USA Monthly Bunker Levels for October 2021

Below are the BAF (bunker adjustment factor) levels on USA imports for October 2021. *Includes points and ports in continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Baltic regions excluding countries/ports listed under South Europe ** Includes points and ports in the West Mediterranean: Italy, France (Fos-sur-Mer only), Greece, Portugal, Spain. The intermodal fuel surcharge on containers…

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Shipping Alerts for September 1st, 2021

Port of New Orleans still closed ​​​​​The Port of New Orleans has been closed since Monday August 31st and is assessing conditions at the port complex.  Hurricane Ida brought widespread flooding and power outages to the area and re-opening plans are contingent upon power restoration at the facilities.   Jump to the US Port & Intermodal update report…

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