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China Hazardous Cargo Restrictions since Tianjin Warehouse Explosion

8/31/2015

 

CaroTrans Customer Advisory

 

China Hazardous Cargo Restrictions since Tianjin Warehouse Explosion         

 

Dear Valued Customer,

The devastating explosion early August at a warehouse for hazardous materials in the port city of Tianjin has disrupted Transpacific shipments.  New hazardous material restrictions and greater cargo scrutiny is being implemented and you can expect delays and a tighter, less accessible market situation.  CaroTrans is proactively monitoring this situation and will keep you informed of events that will impact your customers’ supply chains.

Currently, Hong Kong has not changed its handling policies for imports to Hong Kong, but has informed us of possible delays and restrictions to various on-carriage points that could impact freight there or currently on the water.

Shanghai is handling hazardous material shipments. There is the likelihood that there will be increased inspections and delays.

All other China ports are restricting the movement of hazardous materials.

We will work to minimize supply chain disruptions and update you as new developments occur.  If you have any questions, please contact your CaroTrans sales representative.

Best regards,

CaroTrans

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CaroTrans Enhances Direct India-U.S. Import Service Network

CaroTrans Enhances Direct India-U.S. Import Service Network

 

– Nhava Sheva-Charleston service provides expedited delivery to the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf Regions –

 

Clark, New Jersey, August 31, 2015CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new, direct LCL (less-than container load) import service from Nhava Sheva, India to Charleston, South Carolina for expedited delivery to the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf regions.  This weekly, all-water service has a 25 day transit and offers a convenient Friday cut-off date, important service features for time-sensitive garment and fabric imports.  The service began mid-August.

At origin, CaroTrans’ dedicated partner, Globelink WW India, provides dependable, secure consolidations and offers full India market penetration with 15+ inland container depots.    Additional CaroTrans-Globelink WW direct India import services include: Chennai to Los Angeles and New York, and Nhava Sheva to Los Angeles and New York.

“We continue to add new, direct ocean services to our network to provide our customers with efficient and reliable transportation options that best suit their customers’ supply chain needs.  CaroTrans invests in an extensive U.S. and global network, and partners with the best NVOs in the world, to provide localized customer service and support.  Globelink-CaroTrans import solutions are first-rate, dependable choices,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.

 

About CaroTrans

Established in 1979, CaroTrans International is one of the world’s leading NVOCCs providing global LCL (less-than container load) and FCL (full container load) services.  CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the United States, along with strong local partners, to offer a global reach that is truly unique.

The CaroTrans suite of Web-based and EDI-enabled e-commerce tools include booking, ocean and inland rates, sailing schedules, and tracking.  They are an essential part of CaroTrans’ commitment to delivering faster, more efficient freight management solutions.  For import shipments, CaroTrans Online Freight Release solution provides logistics service providers with direct control of the release of their customers’ cargo.

CaroTrans is a people driven company with dedicated and knowledgeable team members who engage customers with passion and experience on a local level.

For additional information, visit: www.carotrans.com

Contacts:

CaroTrans:  Greg Howard, 732-540-8121, gregh@carotrans.com

CKL Communications: Carol Lerner, 973-635-6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

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LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-010 *Cancelled*

Issue Date: Sept 14, 2015

Please note Carotrans’ previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective September 1st, 2015, has been cancelled.

Origin(s): China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Destination(s): North America

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $12.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: Cancelled

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LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-009 *Cancelled*

Issue Date: July 30th, 2015

Please note Carotrans’ previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective August 1st, 2015, has been cancelled.

Origin(s): China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Destination(s): North America

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $12.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: *Cancelled*

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LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-008 *Cancelled*

Issue Date: August 24, 2015

Please note Carotrans’ previously announced Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) effective July 1st, 2015, has been cancelled.

Origin(s): China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Destination(s): North America

Type: (PSS) Peak Season Surcharge

Increase: $8.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: *Cancelled*

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LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-007 *Cancelled*

Issue Date: June 30th, 2015

Please note Carotrans’ previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective July 1st, 2015, has been cancelled.

Origin(s): China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Destination(s): North America

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $12.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: *Cancelled*

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LCL Import Customer Advisory 15-006 *Cancelled*

Issue Date: May 29,  2015

Please note Carotrans’ previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective June 1st, 2015, has been cancelled.

Origin(s): China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Destination(s): North America

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $12.00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: *Cancelled*

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LCL Export Customer Advisory 15-007 *CANCELLED*

LCL Export Customer Advisory 15-007 *CANCELLED*

Revision Date: 11 August 2015

Terminal Congestion Surcharge (TCS)

Origin(s): Baltimore, Boston, New Jersey, Norfolk, and Philadelphia

Destination(s): All destinations sailing via USEC ports

Type: Terminal Congestion Surcharge

Increase: $3 .00 w/m (1000 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: CANCELLED

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LCL Export Customer Advisory 15-006

Issue Date: August 11, 2015

CaroTrans previously announced General Rate Increase (GRI) effective August 1, 2015, has been cancelled:

Origin(s): Canada and US East Coast Origins

Destination(s): Australia: Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney

                            New Zealand: Auckland and Wellington

Type: (GRI) General Rate Increase

Increase: $4.00 w/m (500 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: CANCELLED

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CaroTrans LCL Export Advisory 15-007

Issue Date: July 29, 2015

Carotrans will implement a Terminal Congestion Surcharge (TCS) effective as of sailings on August 29, 2015:

Origin(s): Baltimore, Boston, New Jersey, Norfolk, and Philadelphia

Destination(s): All destinations sailing via the USEC ports

Type: (TCS) Terminal Congestion Surcharge

Amount: $3.00 w/m (500 kgs/1 cbm) Minimum 1cbm

Effective Date: August 29, 2015 Sailing Date

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