Category Archives: cargo acceptance

Please Read: SOLAS Starts July 1, 2016

SOLAS stands for Safety of Life at Sea. In order to improve the safety of the workforce, vessels and equipment, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has passed a new amendment that focuses on verifying container weight for all shippers. This regulation goes into affect on July 1, 2016. Please see the link below for detailed information about SOLAS. You can also click on the SOLAS tab at the top right of the home page to download our presentation.

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Identification and declaration of In-transit and local cargo to customs

Valued Clients,

We’ve been informed as part of an import Customs manifest requirement, declaration of “In-Transit” containers is now necessary to include on Shipping Instructions when importing to the following countries:

• Cameroun
• Benin
• Djibouti
• Ghana
• India
• Kenya
• Mozambique
• Senegal
• Tanzania
• Togo

As such, when the place of delivery is different from the actual consignee country, the shipper must provide an “In-Transit” clause with the final destination as per the import consignee/buyer address; Maersk will then mark the shipment as “In-Transit” when declaring to Customs. Read More...

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New Dangerous Goods Acceptance Rules – Korea

This advisory is to inform the Korean Government is no longer allowing dangerous goods cargo with IMO classifications 1, 2, and 7 to transit via Korean ports as from September 8th.

Please reach out to your local Maersk Line Limited representative if there are any questions regarding this advisory.

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Changes to Ports of Call (Hodeidah)

Please be guided that in the last 24 hours the situation in Hodeidah has deteriorated. Maersk Line will regretfully stop acceptance of bookings to Hodeidah with immediate effect.

All containers on the water and in transhipment ports destined for Hodeidah are being moved to Salalah.  Maersk Line will be in contact with shippers for potential deliveries to destinations outside Yemen.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will advise in case of any developments.

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Changes to Ports of Call – Hodeidah, Yemen

Originally, Maersk Line had only ceased accepted to Aden, Yemen; however, now the decision has been taken to reject any bookings to Yemen.

 

Maersk Line has, with immediate effect, decided to stop bookings to Hodeidah, Yemen (YEAHD). 

 

All bookings currently in the system for which containers have not been loaded from origins must be canceled immediately.

 

We will provide updates as they become available.

 

 

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Deactivation of Flatracks in Port of Algiers (DZALG)

Please note acceptance of flatrack containers for both import and export has been deactivated for the Port of Algiers (DZALG).

 

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Bookings to Aden Currently Suspended

Please be guided that we will stop acceptance of bookings to Aden with immediate effect.

All bookings currently in the system for which containers have not been loaded from origins must be cancelled immediately.

 

All containers on the water and in transhipment ports destined for Aden are being moved to Salalah, and we are in contact with consignees for potential deliveries in Hodeidah where port is operating as normal. We are monitoring  the situation closely along with WCALOC and will advise in case of any developments. Read More...

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Cease of Acceptance at Port of Oslo, Norway

Effective immediately we will no longer call the port of Oslo and will call Drammen Port (NODRM) in its place.  Productivity issues in Oslo stemming from the merger of two terminals have caused numerous delays that we can no longer accept.  Drammen port is located just 30 minutes from Oslo and has been deemed an acceptable alternate.  All cargo booked to Port of Oslo from April 1st will be re-routed to Port of Drammen until further notice. The location name for B/L is: Drammen (Oslo) and the terminal name: Drammen Terminal. Read More...

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German Customs Enforcement of 24-Hour Advance Manifest Rule

Please Be Advised:

German Customs Authorities have announced that effective 1 March 2015 any cargo discharged without the proper manifest/customs transmission will be considered an illegal import. Consequently, cargo will be stopped, possibly seized by German Customs Officials, and the carrier will be responsible for any import duties, which must be paid immediately. If the ocean carrier refuses to pay the import duties, German Customs have the authority to confiscate the goods, no exceptions.

 

Guidance:

1. For cargo discharged at German Ports, the carrier is responsible to send a complete and accurate import manifest to the German Customs Authorities at least 24 working hrs prior to vessel arrival at the Seaport of Debarkation (SPOD). Read More...

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Norfolk Terminal Congestion Update

Please be advised that the Virginia Port Authority has informed us that they are continuing to work through significant inventory back-log as a result of the recent winter weather.  They are experiencing very heavy gate volume at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Turn times on average this week are approximately 73 minutes.  They are forecasting the situation will continue throughout the remainder of the week and into next,  with terminal capacity levels remaining high as they work with ocean carriers and other partners to reduce inventory and increase fluidity. Read More...

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