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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update 10-31

Hurricane Sandy update: 10/31/2012

We are happy to report that all CaroTrans Team Members and their families made it thru the storm. All Carotrans offices are up and fully operational as well as our receiving facilities in Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia. The New Jersey receiving facility is sound and functioning on a limited basis until power is restored. All ports affected by the storm except those in the NY/NJ area are operational as of this writing.

However, Port Authority NY & NJ reported on 10/30 at 4:09pm that there is no electrical power and no time frame for repair. The channels are closed, roads covered with debris and traffic signals are out of service. Rail track has been compromised and fence lines show widespread disrepair.

All sailing schedules on www.carotrans.com are being monitored and updated daily as the underlying carriers adjust their vessel schedules. CaroTrans customers booked to ship via the New Jersey gateway over the next days will be contacted by our customer service team to update sailing information and to provide other options.    

We will continue to provide daily updates of this situation on our website at www.carotrans.com .

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Customer Advisory 12-009 GRI to Venezuela

Issue Date: October 26, 2012

Carotrans will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) effective as of Sailings on November 25th, 2012:

Origin(s): All North American Origins

Destination(s): Venezuela

Type: GRI

Increase: $8.00 w/m;  Minimum $8.00

Effective date: Sailing November 25th, 2012

Cargo transshipping via Venezuela will be subject to the applicable increase. If you have any questions, please contact your local customer service team.

Thank you for your continued support of CaroTrans

 Customer Advisory 12-009 Venezuela

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Hurricane Sandy Update 10-30

Updated: 10/30/2012 11:14

Hurricane Sandy update to office openings.  The Carotrans Boston office and warehouse were open for business this morning.  The  Baltimore office and warehouse will be opening at 12:00 today.   The  New Jersey  office will be closed today Tuesday 10/30/2012 and will most likely be open Wednesday 10/31/12.  Calls for our  New Jersey branch are being forwarded to our Chicago Branch and will have managers and some team members working remotely.

Ports, Ocean Carriers, Receiving Stations and Truckers in Mid Atlantic and Northeast still impacted by this event may remain closed.

Useful links     

Offices

Baltimore Contact Details

Boston Contact Details

New Jersey Contact Details

Ports

http://mpa.maryland.gov/

http://www.panynj.gov/port-authority-ny-nj.html

http://www.massport.com/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.portofvirginia.com/

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Hurricane Sandy Update 10-29

Updated: 10/29/2012 9:20

With the approach of Hurricane Sandy, the Carotrans Baltimore, Boston and New Jersey  offices will be closed Monday 10/29/12 and most likely Tuesday 10/30/12 for the safety of our team members. Calls are being forwarded to our Chicago Branch and where possible the East Coast Branches impacted by the weather will have managers and some team members working remotely.

Ports, Ocean Carriers, Receiving Stations and Truckers in Mid Atlantic and Northeast impacted by this event as several states have issued Mandatory Evacuations and State of Emergencies restricting nonessential travel.

As soon as we are able to reopen these offices, we’ll update this notice.

Useful links     

Offices

Baltimore Contact Details

Boston Contact Details

New Jersey Contact Details

Ports

http://mpa.maryland.gov/

http://www.panynj.gov/port-authority-ny-nj.html

http://www.massport.com/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.portofvirginia.com/

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Customer Advisory 12-008 Oceania GRI

Customer Advisory Nmbr 12-008 Oceania GRI

Customer Advisory Nmbr 12-008 Oceania GRI

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Customer Advisory 12-007 Europe GRI CANCELLED

Customer Advisory 12-007 Europe GRI CANCELLED

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