Increase to CSX Storage Fees – Effective Immediately

***We have been notified by our carrier partner Tote Maritime PR of an increase to storage fees at CSX in Chicago.  Please see their official communication below.*** Please note there has been an increase to the storage costs at CSX in Chicago. The amount is $200 per day which begins 48 hours after the day […]

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Tote: Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge in Puerto Rico

***Tote Maritime has notified us of a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge affecting all shipments to/from Puerto Rico effective May 20th.  Please see further details below.*** Effective May 20, 2018, all refrigerated shipments to/from Puerto Rico are subject to a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge. This charge is being implemented to recover additional costs associated with the on […]

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Tote: San Juan Terminal Operations

***We have been notified by our carrier partner that there is a power outage at their facility.  Please see the information below to know what to expect*** Per the latest reports received, the power in Puerto Rico is expected to be restored within the next 24 to 36 hours. Our San Juan Terminal is up […]

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Crowley Maritime: Puerto Rico Documentation Cut-Off Policy

***We have received notification of a strict Documentation Cut-Off Policy by our carrier partner (Crowley Maritime) requiring customers to submit papers prior to 24-hours in advance to be provided with cargo manifest before the deadline.  Please see their official communication below.*** In order to comply with all government agency requirements, including the 24-hour rule for […]

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Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Update – 4/10

Dear Valued Customer- Sunday, April 1, 2018, marked the start of the enforcement period for the electronic logging mandate that went into effect on December 18th of last year. Drivers will now be placed out of service for a violation of the ELD mandate and points can be levied against their CSA score for non-compliance. […]

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Puerto Rico LNG Bunker Increase Announcement – Effective 4/1

Tote Maritime Puerto Rico has announced adjustments to their Bunker Fuel Charges effective Sunday, April 1st, 2018. These changes will be applicable to all Caribbean Shipping Rate Schedules. A summary of current and upcoming charges is as follows: Less Than Container Load (LCL) Present 18% Effective 4/1/18 19% Increase 1% Full Container Load (FCL) 20′ […]

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Sailing Schedule Update – 3/14

Dear Valued Customer, We are glad to announce that effective next week Tote Maritime will return to its normal sailing schedule. By having one sailing this week, currently scheduled for March 17th, it will allow them to return to a Tuesday and Friday rotation. Next week’s sailings are scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th with ETA […]

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PR Bunker and Environmental Recovery Fee (ERF) – Effective 2/19

Dear Valued Customer, Tote Maritime has announced that Effective February 19th, 2018, all shipments are subject to an Environmental Recovery Fee (ERF). This fee will be passed along as a cost directly related to marine diesel fuel. The additional charge will apply to all ocean container and LCL shipments per below: $ 6 per LCL […]

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

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 […]

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