HMM joins other lines dropping out of Chassis supply program
We wanted to update you on the current chassis rental programs and billing procedures for the various Steamship Lines in Southern California and Georgia. HMM has now officially joined Maersk, CMA-CGM, US Lines/ANL, OOCL and Safmarine to stop providing chassis. HMM’s effective date is May 1, 2012. CNS Logistics will handle the chassis supply and billing for HMM moving forward. The Steamship Lines noted above have chosen to handle the billing of chassis moves by the type of bill of lading the freight is moving. Carrier Haulage (Store Door), where the SSL pays for the drayage to/from the customers’ door, is currently being reimbursed by the SSL. Merchant Haulage (CY), where the Shipper/Forwarder pays for the drayage to the customer, is subject to the daily chassis fee on all import/export moves.
Effective May 1, 2012 HMM, Maersk/Safmarine, CMA-CGM, US Lines/ANL and OOCL will be assessed a Chassis Rental Fee of $17.00 per calendar day for moves in the LA Basin and $15.00 per calendar day for moves in Savannah, GA. Please note that chassis rental fees apply to dropped containers and it includes day of pickup, all days at the consignee and the day of termination. Please be advised that Green Fleet Systems will need 48 hours from the date of notification to return the equipment to the termination point.
We will bill daily chassis rental charges once we receive the invoice from Direct Chassis Link, CNS Equipment, Flexi-Van or TRAC Leasing. We will invoice any applicable chassis fees and include a copy of the invoice received from the leasing company. Please keep in mind that the chassis drayage invoices will be separate from the container drayage and will be delayed until we receive the leasing company’s invoice.
Please understand these chassis rental fees are beyond our control. We appreciate your understanding and consideration when dealing with these additional invoices. We have found the following website provides useful information regarding the chassis provisioning – www.ocema.org.
ILWU Stop Work Meeting
ILWU Locals 13, 63 & 94 will have a Stop Work meeting during the second shift on Thursday, May 3rd. All marine terminals in the Ports of LA & LB will be closed for pick and delivery on Thursday, May 3rd during the second shift (1700 to 0245). Please keep this in mind when scheduling the movement of your cargo this this port complex.
Ports of LA and LB – TEU Total for all Terminals:
January February March
2012 1,155,139 914,242 1,112,042
2011 1,135,478 1,013,249 1,013,031
Port of Savannah – TEU Total for All Terminals
Jan Feb Mar
2012 247,102 237,077 259,796
2011 236,981 235,643 238,013
We see a 5% increase year over year in YTD volumes for Savannah versus a 1% increase in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach when we compare year over year YTD TEU volumes.
Green Fleet Systems & Duke Realty working together to conserve power and make a GREEN impact with startup in Savannah, GA
Old lighting technology is due to be replaced for the 6-acre container / equipment yard located on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway in Savannah during the month of May. The new technology and changes to the lighting in the yard will use less bulbs and less wattage but give about the same amount of light for security at night. Environmental Responsibility is part of the Green Fleet Systems culture. In our continued efforts to have impact on the environment, we are working with our vendors, partners, and customers to make things better for future generations. We value our relationship with Duke Realty and appreciate their efforts working with the utility provider to help us with our sustainability initiatives.
Governor Approves $46.7 Million in New Deepening Dollars
Savannah, Ga. – April 24, 2012 – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited the Port of Savannah Tuesday to mark the passage of the state budget, including an additional $46.7 million to help pay for the Savannah Harbor deepening.
The new money, passed by the General Assembly as part of the Governor’s FY2013 budget request, brings the total of dedicated state dollars to $181.1 million.
“The strong support that business and elected leaders across Georgia have shown for this project is justified, based on federal findings,” Deal said. “A Corps of Engineers study has shown that investing in our harbor expansion will yield a 5.5:1 benefit to cost ratio – among the best for any Corps navigation project.”
Governor Deal’s visit comes after the April 11 release of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final environmental impact statement and general re-evaluation report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which will deepen the shipping channel to 47 feet. The documents are the culmination of 15 years of economic and environmental study, and the final step necessary before federal regulatory agencies can decide on project approval. |
Georgia Ports Hit Record Numbers in March
Savannah, Ga. – April 19, 2012 – The Georgia Ports Authority marked its highest monthly numbers ever in March, handling 2.37 million tons of freight.
Some 85 percent of that total, or 2.03 million tons, was in containerized cargo. Containerized tonnage grew by 8.3 percent compared to March 2011, for an increase of 155,308 tons. The total tonnage number beats the previous record set in October 2010, while the previous container tonnage record was set in April of last year.
“Record volumes for Georgia’s deep water ports are good news for our region and its economic future,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “We are cautiously optimistic about continued market recovery that will spur additional manufacturing and distribution opportunities.”
Infrastructure supporting the Port of Savannah:
The Port of Savannah’s long-anticipated “last mile” project – the Jimmy Deloach (Parkway) Connector has been approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation with a $73 Million contract for its construction.
The Deloach Connector will serve truck traffic movements between the Port’s main gate and Interstate Highway 95 and will reduce current truck congestion on State Route 21. As many as 10,000 trucks access the port daily and that number is expected to increase substantially in years to come.
The project calls for the design and construction of a new limited access, median barrier-separated, four-lane highway between S.R. 307/Bourne Avenue and the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. The 3.1-mile roadway will be built east of and roughly parallel to S.R. 21. It is scheduled to be completed in December of 2015.
Along with the expansion of Jimmy Deloach Parkway, comes the road improvement construction of Highway 307 (Dean Forest Road) in Garden City. The improvement will involve constructing and widening new turn lanes as well as installing new traffic signals. The overall goal of these improvements is to ease port traffic congestion in and out of the Port of Savannah.
Green Fleet Systems SE Status – Savannah, GA
Green Fleet Systems SE is open, operational, and preparing for movements of our first customer’s loads in Savannah mid-May. The 6 acre 240 spot fenced container yard has been updated and available for use. Our office has been renovated and Ribbon Cutting / Open House is scheduled for May 9 from 3pm to 7pm. We invite all our customers and friends to come visit with us or feel free to stop in the next time you are in Savannah. We are located one mile from Interstate 95.