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ITN has been advised by the ocean carriers that effective November 17, 2014 all cargo destined into the USA via PNW/PSW gateway (including via Canada Port Gateway) will be assessed the Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) to cover increased costs arising from terminal delays and congestions.
The PCS will be applicable to any PNW/PSW shipments scheduled to arrive in the USA on or after November 17, 2014
Application of the PCS is based on arrival date of the cargo into the USA and NOT on the origin receiving date of the cargo and will be implemented as follows:
- USD 800 Per 20'
- USD 1000 Per 40'
- USD 1125 Per 40' HIGH CUBE
We have been advised that this charge shall continue to be assessed until such time as the carrier provides notice of the labor unrest and its impact on the port operations (and any affected port services) has ended.
For more information, contact an ITN representative for assistance
ITN has learned that on November 12th @ 10:00 AM, the SSA Marine Terminal in Oakland has been shut down by the members of the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union). This shut down was initiated when the terminal sent one ILWU work gang home when it was realized that there would not be enough longshoremen available to fill that work gang. As a sign of solidarity, longshoremen in other gangs decided to walk off, as per reports from their employers. The ILWU replied to this information by stating the SSA/Terminal did not follow the proper agreed upon rules for ordering workers and as such the SSA decided to fire all of the longshoremen when apparent questions were raised about the employers procedures and practices in this situation.
As reported previously by ITN, the ongoing tensions between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association have become so toxic that similar situations to the Oakland Terminal have begun to sprout up in other major West Coast ports such as Seattle-Tacoma and Los Angeles-Long Beach as well. This ongoing dispute is the major factor contributing to why there has been such a drastic slow down and congestion at all major ports up and down the coast in the last few weeks. This situation has caused such detrimental issues that it has forced political, port and shipper groups alike to push for this contract dispute to be settled before a complete West Coast meltdown occurs – and FAST!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your ITN representative regarding the above