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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New Warehouse Operating Hours – Effective 1/7/18

Dear Valued Customer, Caribbean Shipping Services has extended the hours of operation to better serve you. These changes are effective January 7, 2018. Frozen and Chilled Cargo will operate 16 hours per day.   The two shifts are as follows. Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 P.M. – 7:30 A.M. Monday – Friday: 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 […]

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Cargo Claims Changes – Effective 1/1/2018

December 8, 2017 Following Federal regulations & AFF Global Logistics guidelines the following change will become effective January 1, 2018: for cargo claims credit deductions would not be allowed to be taken from the freight charges. Clause # 18 of CSS Bill Of Lading states in part “(1) Freight shall be paid in cash without […]

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Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) – Effective 12/18

To: All Caribbean Shipping Customers Date: November 30th, 2017   The purpose of this email is to inform you about the ELD Mandatory Compliance Phase In date effective December 18, 2017. What is it? The ELD is an electronic logging device mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. All drivers and motor carriers who […]

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Hacienda Will be Closed 11/23-11/26

Attention Valued Customers, Hacienda Will Be Closed 11/23-11/26 in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your local representative. Thank you for shipping with us!

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Port Congestion Surcharge — Effective 11/27

November 17th, 2017       Dear Valued Customer,   In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the transportation industry in continental United States and Puerto Rico has been impacted by increased demand and changes to the supply chain. This has resulted in driver shortage, directly increasing trucking and operational costs.   Shipping […]

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