Puerto Rico General Rate Increase Effective Monday, January 1st, 2018

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Due to recent cost increases with Crowley Maritime and National Shipping, Caribbean Shipping Services announces a General Rate Increase (GRI) effective Monday, January 1st, 2018 on all cargo moving with Crowley Maritime and National Shipping between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The GRI will be applicable to all open tariff and service contract rates.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the ongoing issues with driver availability, increased market demands, and the impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate effective December 18, 2017. The ELD implementation is expected to immediately affect driver productivity and overall industry capacity.

As you plan costs for the upcoming year, we urge you to continue monitoring the industry challenges, as we anticipate we will continue to see an upward swing in trucking costs.

Caribbean Shipping is committed to continue meeting our customers needs, as well as finding the most efficient alternatives for our customers as we face these challenges together.

Should you have questions, please contact your Caribbean Shipping sales representative or logistics coordinator.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Caribbean Shipping Services

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