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Port Congestions in North America July-30-2021

Dear Customers,

We are seeing serious port congestions in north America ports, especially for LA/LB, which also affects the vessel schedules unstable recently. Carriers are also filing port congestion surcharges onto the shipment due to these circumstances.

Listed below is the most updated list by Steamship Line of the upcoming Port Congestion Surcharge (as of July 28, 2021).  The Port Congestion Surcharge is based on the discharge date of your shipments.  With all the delays and roll overs, it’s possible that the Port Congestion Surcharge would apply to your current bookings if the shipment arrives at the destination port on/after the effective date. We are following up closely with all carriers and will keep you posted on any updates. Please contact your CSR or operations person, should you have any further questions or concerns.

Carrier Items Quantum Effective Date Corridors Applicable to Remark
ZIM Port Congestion Surcharge (CNS) USD1000/Box 2021/8/1 All export cargo from Asia to Los All kinds of cargo and all equipment types These charges will be collected in US based on Asia gate in date.
USD5000/Box 2021/8/6 Angeles and Tacoma applicable to ZEX, ZX2 and ZX3 lines
USD1000/Box 2021/8/1 Other US  & Canada Port
Destination Delivery Charge (DDC) USD1000/Box 2021/8/1 Los Angeles and Tacoma
WHL Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) USD100/20’
USD200/40’&40’HQ
2021/7/26 All (except US to HK & HK to US : base on 8/15 POL gate-in date) All kinds of cargo and all equipment types Payable at Hong Kong.
2021/8/15 HK to US
MSC Congestion Surcharge(CGS) USD 800/20′,
USD 1000/40DV,
USD 1125/40HC,
USD 1266/45’
2021/9/1 All China/SEA/S Kore/Japan exports to cargo to and via any US and Canada ports All kinds of cargo and all equipment types The effective date against Discharge Date in POD.
MATSON California Port Congestion Surcharge(PCS) USD 2000/20′
USD 2500/40DV
USD 2813/40HC
USD 3165/45’
USD 2000/R20′
USD 2500/R40′
2021/7/15-2021/8/4 Region for Long Beach,CA & Oakland,CA (Excluding Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Marshall Islands, CNMI) All kinds of cargo and all equipment types PCS will be collect only charges in the US.
USD 3600/20′
USD 4500/40DV
USD 5063/40HC
USD 5697/45’
USD 3600/R20′
USD 4500/R40′
2021/8/5
HPL On-carriage Congestion Surcharge (OCS) USD350/Ctnr. 2021/8/1 1. All import moves in the U.S. where HL is responsible for the truck and/or rail move;                             All kinds of cargo and all equipment types For all intermodal moves
2. All export moves in the U.S. where HL is responsible for the truck move;                                             Effective upon carrier receipt of cargo on or after August 1, 2021 and is valid until further notice
Pre-carriage Congestion Surcharge (PCS) 3. For Los Angeles (LAX)/ Long Beach (LGB), please note that the existing charge will remain as it is today with the amount increased to USD $350 per container.
Value Added Surcharge (VAD) USD 4000 for all 20′ container types 2021/8/15 Ex China to North America (USA and Canada) All kinds of cargo and all equipment types Need to be paid under collect basis at US and Canada destinations./ VAD count under gate-in date.
USD 5000 for all 40′ container types
CMA Port Congestion Surcharge(PCS) USD 800/20′
USD 1000/40′
USD 1100/40HC
USD 1266/45’
USD 1000/40’NOR
2021/8/7 All Asia (including Far East) Ports of Loading All kinds of cargo and all equipment types EXX svc only.
To: Los Angeles only PCS will not apply to shipment rates to/via Hawaii port of discharge.
The charges will be collected at the U.S. port
Port Congestion Surcharge(PCS) USD 2000/20′
USD 2500/40′
USD 2815/40HC
USD 3165/45’
2021/8/15 South East Asia, Nouth East Asia, Russia Far East, North China, Central China, Hong Kong & South China Ports of Loading All kinds of cargo and all equipment types Including EXX svc(Will charge both USD800/1000/1100/1266/1000 per 20’/40’/40’HC/45’/40’NOR & USD2000/2500/2815/3165 per 20’/40’/40’HC/45′ if under EXX svc).
To: U.S West Coast, U.S Eest Coast, U.S Golf Coast & Dutch Harbor Ports of Discharge. Based upon container arriving date at US.
The charges will be collected at the U.S. port

USPTI-Taiwan Announcement

Please be advised USPTI has officially received our Taiwan business license effective May 6,2021.
USPTI will officially open our USPTI Taiwan office on May 14.2021.

Our office address is:
USPTI Taiwan , Inc.
10F, NO, 289 SEC 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd.
Da An Dist. Taipei City 106450, Taiwan
T : ‪886-2-27789770
F : ‪886-2-27789780

Effective May 6 please contact USPTI Taiwan for all booking, space and customer service needs.
Our new office will serve as our I.T. Hub utilizing the CargoWise Network in Asia. Having this
new office will give USPTI opportunity to continue our growth in the NVOCC market with our carrier partners. I would like to personally invite you to attend this Grand opening as it will be of great value for you as we work to achieve our operating and strategic objectives of our businesses together.

Thank you for your business and we look forward to a continuing relationship of service. We are confident our new Taiwan office will assist in ensuring your international requirements are meet.

TPEB TRADE UPDATED 4-9-21

Dear Client,

 

We are facing a critical time in our industry that has not been experienced for years and it is making it very challenging in regards to the effect on all supply chains.

 

See the below information:

 

  • Equipment shortages in China are being experienced.  Carriers are doing all possible to replenish origins however the imbalance in trade is making this increasingly difficult and it is also very costly to send empties back to Asia.

 

  • Space is extremely short at this time from all China base ports.  The arbitrary origins ports are even worse due to the smaller feeder vessels so trucking from the feeder port to the mainline POL is required in many cases.

 

  • Rates are at an all-time high and continue to increase with premium rates being required in exchange for space.  Even with premium rates there is no guarantee of obtaining space on the requested vessels. 

 

  • The space situation is most critical at this writing to the USEC however the USWC is also problematic.

 

  • For cargo that is needed to the USEC and/or inland locations you may wish to consider discharge on the USWC and then  transloading into domestic trucks to move inland,  as needed,  to keep the cargo flowing.

 

  • We do not expect that this situation will improve in the short term and could last thru August based on all indications at this time.

 

In order to assist you with your imports it is critical that you confirm the bookings immediately when sent so we can work on gaining space as needed.  The space situation changes from day to day due to the overall volume of orders being requested so important to advise ASAP to assist us to gain the space on your behalf.

 

Thanks for your continue support and rest assured we are doing all possible to keep your cargo moving.

 

Sincerely,

EC Capacity/Market Update

Dear Valued Customer;

 

The Trans -Pacific import market remains extremely strong with cargo volume exceeding vessel and container supply.

 

Although West Coast demand continues to exceed supply, the East Coast demand far exceeds the East Coast supply.

Blank sailings, terminal congestions coupled with the continuing increased demand will create  unprecedented international transportation supply shortages to the East Coast.

 

Currently we anticipate blank sailings from Ningbo to the EC during the month of April. We anticipate sailings from other China ports will also be impacted. Our core carriers are advising that EC capacity is  fully booked thru August whereas West Coast capacity is currently booked thru June.

 

We are aggressively pursuing any and all options to minimize the impact to your supply chain, however we anticipate rates to continue to escalate with space becoming the critical issue during at minimum the next 2-3 months.

 

Please insure you are providing your forecast and booking requirement as early as possible to USPTI.

 

Please contact your USPTI representative for any specific details

Market Update Feb 24,2021

Dear Valued Client,

 

We continue to see a very strong market thru the first quarter of 2021 and beyond.  Space, and equipment continue to be scarce due to strong demand up to and immediately after Chinese New Year.

 

It appeared  that there will not be a slow season and the strong consumer demand will continue into the second quarter 2021.  We request that book early and provide forecasts and projections that will assist us to obtain the space and equipment required to service your import requirements.

 

Vessel schedules and service integrity, with all carriers, continues to be a challenge. Terminal and berthing availability continues to be problematic at both origin and destination ports.  Weather has also had some effect on vessels crossing the Pacific Ocean and is currently impacting intermodal rail operations.

 

Freight costs will remain high in view of the space concerns, critical shortages of equipment and overall consumer demand.

 

Please contact your USPTI representative for detailed information or any specific questions

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to a long term relationship of service.

Trans-Pacific Inbound Market Update

Dear Valued Customer:
As we move through the historical peak season in the Trans-Pacific Import trade, USPTI would offer the following comments related to current and anticipated trading conditions. Overall cargo volume continues to increase.

East Coast With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the anticipate potential for larger ships to call East Coast ports has arrived and thus the rates will not be as volatile as West Coast rates. Therefore do not foresee any mid-term space shortage thereby limiting the carrier’s ability to secure substantial rate increase.

West Coast Rates and capacity remain volatile with the potential for mid-term volume to exceed capacity thus allowing rates to potentially increase consistent with supply and demand.

Please note that several external factors may impact the ability to efficiently move cargo in the upcoming weeks:
G 20 meetings will take place in Ningbo on September 4 and 5. Many factories have been ordered to shut down temporarily close to eliminate congestion and pollution. These closures could not only disrupt production but also port operations in both Ningbo and Shanghai.

The Moon Festival Holiday will be celebrated on September 15. One could anticipate early closure and late openings of factories potentially impacting your supply chain.

National Holiday will be observed on October 1. One could again anticipate early closure and late opening of factories impacting your supply chain

We greatly appreciate your support and request you give USPTI a much advance booking notice as possible (preferably two to three weeks prior to required sailing). Your advance booking notice will allow USPTI to evaluate available sailing and rate options (low to high) in an effort to provide you with quality on time transportation consistent with your delivery requirements.

Please contact your USPTI representative with any questions.
Again, thank you for your business.

Trans-Pacific Inbound Market Update

As we approach the historical peak season in the Trans-Pacific Import trade, USPTI would offer the following comments related to current and anticipated trading conditions. Overall cargo volume is increasing at a rapid pace.
East Coast With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, we anticipate the potential for larger ships to call East Coast ports and thus the rates will not be as volatile as West Coast rates. Therefore do not foresee any mid-term space shortage thereby limiting the carrier’s ability to secure substantial rate increase.

West Coast Rates and capacity remain volatile with the potential for mid-term volume to exceed capacity thus allowing rates to potentially increase consistent with supply and demand.

We greatly appreciate your support and request you give USPTI a much advance booking notice as possible (preferably two to three weeks prior to required sailing). Your advance booking notice will allow USPTI to evaluate available sailing and rate options (low to high) in an effort to provide you with quality on time transportation consistent with your delivery requirements.

Please contact your USPTI representative with any questions. Thank you for your business.

U.S. durable goods orders tick up in March

New orders for manufactured durable goods grew 0.8 percent to $230.7 billion in March 2016 following a revised 3.1 percent monthly decrease in February, according to data from the United States Census Bureau.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in the United States ticked up in March 2016 after falling in three of the last four months, according to an advance estimate from the United States Census Bureau.

Durable goods orders grew 0.8 percent to $230.7 billion for the month following a revised decrease of 3.1 percent monthly decrease in February. January durable goods orders showed 4.3 percent growth, but came on the heels of a 4.6 percent decrease in December 2015 and a 0.5 percent decline in November.