From Asia to USWC

MSC announced an additional blank sailing during week 6 to rationalize capacity supply from Asia to the US West Coast due to the slower demand during the Chinese New Year.

A contingency plan will be in place allowing to continue to place your bookings with limited disruption to your cargo flow with alternatives services.

Week 6 USWC

Maple Service - Blanking Swansea 906N, which rotates as follow: Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai and Ningbo to Vancouver and Seattle.

From USA & Puerto Rico to Libya

General Rate Increase (GRI) MARCH 6th, 2019

Due to the increase of cargo to Libya, to maintain a decent & efficient service, Mediterranean Shipping Co. has decided to implement as from March 6th, 2019, a GRI of $150 x teu from United States of America &Puerto Rico to all Libyan POD’s.

USA: New York/Charleston/ Norfolk/ Philadelphia /Savannah/ Boston/Miami/ Port Everglades Baltimore/Jacksonville /Houston /New Orleans /Mobile /Long Beach Oakland Seattle.

Puerto Rico: San Juan

Libya: Khoms/Benghazi/Misurata & Tripoli.

Weight restrictions in Tanzania effective March 1st, 2019

Changes to the maximum weight permissible for all containers moving to and from the Port of Dar es Salaam via road network.

Effective 1st March 2019, Tanzania Road Authority (TANROADS), under the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication, will start enforcement of the East African Community Vehicle Control Act, 2016 and its regulation of year 2017 which are not currently not fully enforced across the country for cargo bound to Tanzania and neighboring countries like Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

In simple terms, maximum weight for cargo intended to discharge in Tanzania Ports and transported by road should not exceed below limits:

  • Maximum cargo weight for 40’ft should read 25tons + tare
  • Maximum cargo weight for 20’ft heavy should read 25tons + tare
  • Maximum cargo weight for 20’ft light should read 11tons + tare

If the cargo weight exceeds the above maximums, containers will not be permitted to move by Tanzania Road Authority and this will result to delays at Dar es Salaam weighbridges and all associated costs will be on customer’s account until the cargo is rearranged or reduced.