2 Sep 2015
USA West Coast Truckers – FCL Shipments

Truckers continue to report lengthy waiting times for empty equipment and chassis.    As a result, most truckers are charging various surcharges.   Terminology ranges from “Port Congestion surcharge / booking surcharge / waiting time charge” amongst others.    Surcharges are very likely to apply on…

USA West Coast Departures / Oakland port issues – continued delays

Please note we are still experiencing delays with West Coast vessel departures, particularly at Oakland port.   There are a number of factors causing delays including continued chassis shortages; trucker shortages; labour and personnel issues and crane limitations.   As a result of delays at Oakland…

7 Dec 2012
USA West Coast Strike

We are pleased to advise that negotiations have been successful and that all services at the ports have resumed.

Import USA to NZ (East Coast/US Gulf) – Possible Pending Strike Action

As a new contract has not yet been signed between the ILA and USMX we are forced to advise that effective 30th December 2012, if a port strike goes ahead, a Strike Surcharge will be introduced. This surcharge will only apply to bookings where the controlling party has requested or agreed to be…

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