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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increases (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS).  Additionally you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 2nd quarter of 2016.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increases (GRI).  Additionally you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 2nd quarter of 2016.

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Port Tracker report calling for more normalized volumes in coming months

Logistics Management

United States-bound import volumes appear to be taking steps to more normalized seasonal patterns, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

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Ocean Cargo Shipping

Shanghai Manufacturers Face Potential Summer Shutdown

G-20 2016

On Sept 4th – 6th, the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang will host the 11th G-20 meeting; the first ever G-20 to be held in China. Fashion brands, retailers and other importers are facing the potential of a supply chain disruption, as Shanghai factories prepare for partial and complete closure in advance of the summit which will be located nearest to China’s largest city.

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Retail Imports Building Toward Summer Levels

National Retail Federation

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see its traditional buildup toward the summer despite difficult comparisons with last year’s unusual patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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New Container Weight Verification Mandate

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention in November, 2014 to require shippers to verify container weights.  These amendments were brought about by accidents resulting from overweight containers – both on the road and at sea – as well as studies showing that an unacceptably large percentage of significantly overweight containers are tendered to carriers.  SOLAS is globally binding; all Countries that are party to the convention have undertaken to implement amendments.

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MIQ Logistics Adds CargoSphere Frictionless Freight Rate Technology

Market Wired

CargoSphere, the leading provider of frictionless rate networking and cloud-based global freight rate management, today announces that MIQ Logistics, a major global logistics provider has completed implementation of the CargoSphere technology platform. CargoSphere’s frictionless rate distribution and networking technology smooths out process and data inefficiencies. With CargoSphere, MIQ receives current confidential ocean rates over the Web-based, real-time Rate Mesh and accesses them in a single, systematized freight rate database. All MIQ U.S. branches, as well as their Hong Kong and UK offices are using CargoSphere.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), And Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increases (GRI).  Additionally you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 1st quarter of 2016.

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Retail Imports to Grow 4.5 Percent In the First Half of 2016

National Retail Federation 

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to decline year-over-year for the next few months but the first half of the year should still amount to a 4.5 percent increase compared with the same period last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Business As Usual At Port of NY/NJ

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has reported that full operations at Port of NY and NJ are restored. Gates opened as scheduled this morning 2/1/16, however a service advisory from the Port Authority website, reflects notifications of potential truck and roadway congestion:  “as a reminder, in order to keep traffic flowing on the roadways and for the safety of everyone, there is no overnight parking and no queing on public roadways before 5:30 a.m. Truckers should plan accordingly and stagger their arrivals in the morning to help limit potential congestion”.

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