USA Monthly Bunker Levels for October 2022 (Corrected Intermodal Fuel Surcharge)

September 1, 2022

Please see the below BAF (bunker adjustment factor) levels on USA imports for October 2022.  BAF levels will decrease for all trade lanes and equipment types. US Port Region / Equipment20′ Dry40′ Dry20′ Reefer40′ ReeferN. Europe* to US East Coast / Gulf$468$936$652$1,304N. Europe* to US West Coast$653$1,306$929$1,858W. Med** to US East Coast / Gulf$511$1,022$1,072$1,072W. Med** to US West Coast$695$1,390$1,490$1,490South America, S. Africa to US$494$988$690$1,380Oceania to US$887$1,774$1,281$2,562Asia to US East Coast / Gulf$649$1,298$923$1,846Asia to US West Coast$414$828$570$1,140USA Import Bunker October 2022…

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Labor Day Holiday – ISF filing cutoffs and airfreight schedules

August 26, 2022

NASA and its shipping partner will be closed on Monday September 5th, 2022 for Labor Day holiday.  Important reminder for import customs ISF filing and airfreight arrivals:  Thursday September 1st is the US customs ISF filing cutoff for departures through September 8, 2022  For any pending airfreight orders arriving between Thursday September 1st through Monday September 5th 2022, please contact your operations representative to re-schedule or plan for arrivals accordingly.  Most ports, rail facilities, warehouses, transport providers will be closed or have reduced…

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Alert: New Zealand flooding

August 23, 2022

New Zealand has been hit with major flooding following four days of heavy rains this past weekend.  While flooding affected both islands, Nelson in the south was hit the worst.  A state of emergency was declared for regions of Marlborough, West Coast and Nelson-Tasman last Friday.    Nelson is a key export port for the southern island and both State Highway 6, the main route to the port, and SH63 would remain closed for days.  Bridge repair on SH63 will not be able…

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Shipping schedule updates

August 19, 2022

The following service changes and disruptions could impact upcoming shipments.  You can find specific port disruptions in the link below as well.  For more information on any specific order please contact your operations representative or view status updates at myHillebrand. South Africa-USAMaersk AMEX service from South Africa to USA has implemented a new booking hold for the next 5 weeks to due to overcapacity and port rotation changes and a recent surge in refrigerated export cargo.  The export office is working…

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USA Shipping Updates August 2022 – Container dwell fee at NY/NJ, Port Strikes in UK

August 9, 2022

Supply chain outlook and port updates Global container transport is still facing bottlenecks at all major ports used in the wine, spirits and beverage trade. Equipment supply shortages are still a reality, especially in new world wine areas and securing bookings for vessel space can take longer when ocean carriers skip port calls or make sailing schedule changes. Any additional work stoppages for bad weather or labor strikes only exacerbate the situation and cause further delays. Adjusting lead times and…

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USA Monthly Bunker Levels for September 2022 (Corrected)

August 3, 2022

Below are the BAF (bunker adjustment factor) levels on USA imports for September 2022. US Port Region / Equipment 20′ Dry 40′ Dry 20′ Reefer 40′ Reefer N. Europe* to US East Coast / Gulf $510 $1,020 $715 $1,430 N. Europe* to US West Coast $715 $1,430 $1,023 $2,046 W. Med** to US East Coast / Gulf $561 $1,122 $1,172 $1,172 W. Med** to US West Coast $763 $1,526 $1,626 $1,626 South America, S. Africa to US $536 $1,072 $753…

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Update: Oakland Port Terminal Gates re-open, delays expected

July 25, 2022

Terminal gates at Port of Oakland were operational again today following a week of disruption and closures due to protests from independent trucker owner-operators over California AB5 regulations.  It will take significant time to ease the backlog from last week given the existing stress already on supply chain (vessel schedules, terminal capacity, truck power for drayage, equipment availability, rail service, warehouse appointments, and labor for all sectors).  For any pending shipments via Oakland, please reach out to your operations representative for…

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AB5 Protests at Oakland to last all week, Truckers at Los Angeles / Long Beach to join in 

July 20, 2022

Industry partners are alerting us that truckers protesting California AB5 regulations will continue through the end of the week at Oakland and truckers in Southern California will also rally at Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals.  This is expected to restrict operations so severely that terminal operators will shut down gate operations – this morning gate cameras are showing empty lanes.  The Agricultural Transport Coalition (AgTC) has communicated this morning that the California Governor’s office has confirmed there will not be a…

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AB5 Protests Block Terminal Gates at the Port of Oakland

July 19, 2022

Protests over California AB5 entered the second day at Oakland port (the protest started Monday and is planned to continue through Wednesday) and have brought operations at the terminals to a standstill.  OICT terminals closed all shifts today and will likely remain closed tomorrow; other terminals are likewise adjusting gate operations due to the protests.  Some ocean carriers are pushing export cut-off windows out due to the lack of container movement at the ports.  Not only will this delay pickup, delivery and…

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Update: USA Rail Labor Strike Averted, Picketing over AB5 at Oakland Port this week

July 18, 2022

Rail strike advertedA rail strike today was averted after President Biden issued an executive order and created a Presidential Emergency Board to intervene in the stalled negotiations.  There will now be a 60 day period to come to a new agreement, pushing any possible strike action to mid-September.   Update on California AB5 Protests​​​​​​Independent owner operators are protesting California AB5 legislation at Port of Oakland terminals today and plan to continue through Wednesday.  Local authorities are on hand to keep…

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