Leadership Transitions announced for TOTE Maritime companies

 

Michael Noone will become President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and Grace Greene will assume the role of President at TOTE Maritime Alaska

 June 12, 2018 – Today TOTE announced leadership changes within its TOTE Maritime division. Michael Noone, currently President of TOTE Maritime Alaska will transition and become President at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico. Grace Greene, currently Vice President and General Manager at TOTE Maritime Alaska has been promoted to President and will take over for Noone.

These transitions are the first changes within the TOTE organization following the announcement that Tim Nolan will step into the role of President and CEO following the retirement of Anthony Chiarello later this summer.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with another TOTE company and I look forward to working closer with my colleagues in Jacksonville and San Juan in serving our customers in the Puerto Rico trade” commented Mike Noone. “It has been wonderful to work with my colleagues and the customers in the Alaska trade for the last five years – they have been like a family. Their commitment to Alaska is reflected in TOTE Maritime Alaska’s recent Quest for Quality Award as the Top Ocean Carrier. I am grateful for their support and dedication and I look forward to becoming a part of the Puerto Rico team.”

Noone has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime industry and has been with TOTE Maritime Alaska since 2013. He will officially step into his role on September 4, immediately following the Labor Day holiday. Greene will assume the role of President for TOTE Maritime Alaska on August 6.

“Having lived in Alaska for nearly 10 years, I have personally experienced the critical support that TOTE Maritime Alaska provides to the people and communities of this state” noted Grace Greene. “I look forward to serving as President of TOTE Maritime Alaska and working with the entire team to build on our 40 year success.”

Greene has worked for TOTE Maritime since 2014 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot and Aircraft Commander.

“This is an exciting time for the TOTE family of companies” noted Nolan. “I am confident that we have the best people leading the TOTE Maritime organization into the future. Their leadership will build on TOTE’s 40+ year commitment to providing the best maritime shipping services to the communities of Alaska and Puerto Rico.”

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TOTE’s Tim Nolan Honored with Herb Brand Award

Jacksonville, FL – This weekend, Tim Nolan was honored with the Herb Brand Award at the Maritime Council of NY/NJ’s 56th Annual Dinner Dance.

The Herb Brand award is one of three awards given to champions of the U.S. Maritime industry. Other recipients of this year’s awards were Congressman Cedric Richmond for the Government “Man of the Year” Award and Randi Weingarten President of the American Federation of Teachers who received the Paul Hall Award.

These awards are given to leaders in the government, business and industry communities whose efforts and engagement have championed and strengthened the U.S. Maritime community over the last year. Both Nolan and Weingarten, along with their organizations, were instrumental in delivering relief from the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017.

In his acceptance remarks Nolan noted:

“When Hurricane Maria made landfall last September, it was devastating to the people and communities of Puerto Rico. . . It was at this time that I [also] experienced one of the proudest moments of my career, as the U.S. Maritime Industry was one of the first to stand up and support the island in its time of need.   In that moment, every person that is a part of making the U.S. maritime industry so strong came together to support the island. . .The collective response to Hurricane Maria is what makes the U.S. Maritime Industry great. And I am honored and proud to be a part of this community. Through our collaboration and teamwork, we demonstrated that the U.S. maritime community is unlike any other.” 

Nolan was recently named the next President and CEO for TOTE Inc and will begin in this new role on July 16.

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TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico makes large donation to Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico

June 6, 2018 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in its ongoing commitment to Puerto Rican youth recently presented an important donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, announced Eduardo Pagán, Vice President and General Manager of TOTE Maritime.

As part of the ongoing commitment of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico with the children and youth of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, the shipping company presented a donation of $50,000.00 to provide assistance and support to this entity that does such an important and fundamental work in the lives of Puerto Rican youth.

“TOTE Maritime is proud to contribute to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, since this support allows them to continue providing educational and safe spaces to hundreds of Puerto Rican youth, who otherwise could be at risk. This support also affects the family circle of the young participants,” said Pagán, who also chairs the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.

“At Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico we provide opportunities and tools for children and young people to develop to their full potential. The participants of our Youth of the Year Program represent the potential of our youth. Today we celebrate their achievements, but also their obstacles and challenges,” said Olga Ramos Carrasquillo, President of BGCPR. “Allies like TOTE Maritime make it possible for us to continue serving the youths and their families in our thirteen Clubs, from Mayagüez to Vieques,” added Ramos Carrasquillo.

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Inland Fuel Surcharge Effective June 17, 2018

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

As of Monday (6/4/2018), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.784 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).   This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 32.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective June 17, 2018 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be increased to 32.5%.

Please note: the ocean fuel surcharge will remain as published in TOTE Maritime Alaska tariffs under Item 345.

Please call Rich Menti with any questions at 253.449.8185.

Thank you.

 

Trade Notification – USVI Bunker Fuel Charge

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our bunker fuel.  As a result we will be adjusting our bunker fuel charge as follows based on date of vessel departure:

 

 

 

Present Effective 7/1/18
To / From:    
Jacksonville    
20’ Containers $290 $278
40’ / 45’ Containers $580 $558
53’ Containers $740 $710
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $116 $112
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT $580 $558

 

We will continue to closely monitor bunker price trends and will adjust accordingly.  If you have any questions with regard to the application of the BFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC representative.

Trade Notification – Puerto Rico Bunker Fuel Charge

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our bunker fuel.  As a result we will be adjusting our bunker fuel charge as follows based on date of vessel departure:

 

 

 

Present Effective 7/1/18
To / From:    
Jacksonville    
20’ Containers $290 $278
40’ / 45’ Containers $580 $558
53’ Containers $740 $710
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $116 $112
Breakbulk Cargo (per 2,000lbs) $75 $75
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT $580 $558

 

 

We will continue to closely monitor bunker price trends and will adjust accordingly.  If you have any questions with regard to the application of the BFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC representative.

 

Tim Nolan named new President and CEO of TOTE

 

Tim Nolan named new President and CEO of TOTE

 

Seattle, WA – Saltchuk has announced that Tim Nolan has been named the next President and CEO of TOTE Inc., the parent company to TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services.

Nolan, who currently serves as the President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, has been with the TOTE family of companies since 2013. He will take over the helm July 16 from Anthony Chiarello who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Tim Engle, President of Saltchuk noted “We are pleased that Tim has accepted the role of President and CEO for TOTE. His strong leadership at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and more than 20 years in the transportation and logistics industry made him a natural choice to lead Saltchuk’s largest line of business.”

“I am honored and excited to step into this new leadership role with TOTE” commented Nolan. “The TOTE team is an exemplary group of people and I am confident that together we will make this a successful transition. I look forward to working closely with customers, vendors and key stakeholders as well as all of the TOTE companies.”

Nolan and his family will remain in Jacksonville, FL shifting TOTE’s corporate headquarters to Jacksonville where both TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and TOTE Services are currently based.

Over the coming months, Nolan will work closely with Chiarello to ensure a smooth transition for the entire TOTE organization. One of Nolan’s first responsibilities will be to identify his successor – the next president for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.

 

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TOTE Maritime Launches Mobile Application for Customers

TOTE Maritime Launches Mobile Application for Customers

Mobile App is part of TOTE Maritime’s eSolutions platform designed to streamline and enhance the customer experience

May 10, 2018 – In late March, TOTE Maritime introduced a new mobile application as part of the company’s online customer service platform. The new mobile application is the first in the US domestic trade to offer a single platform for customers to access real time shipment data.

The TOTE Portal mobile application allows TOTE Maritime customers to access their shipment information from anywhere using any device.  Features of this new application include but are not limited to:

  • Equipment Status Information
  • Watch List Capabilities with Automatic Notification
  • Arrival & Departure Shipment Details
  • Voyage Calendar
  • One Touch Access to Customer Service

 

Since its initial launch, TOTE Maritime – with customers in diverse locations such as Puerto Rico and Alaska – has received praise for the application specifically regarding its ease of use, increased transparency and overall benefits for customers’ business needs.

“I love the TOTE Maritime app – overall it is a wonderful addition to their customer service. I like that I can do everything from my phone including track shipments and monitor inventory.  This information allows me to make educated decisions about equipment in our yards which is important for the larger business” commented Andrea Thompson of the Odom Corporation.

Todd Browner, District Manager for Lynden International noted “It is very easy to use and provides a lot of information at my fingertips – I don’t have to pull out my laptop and log in to get updates.”

“TOTE is committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations and needs” noted Kevin Kendrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, TOTE. “The new mobile app provides access to critical cargo information at any time of day. Our goal is for the app to enhance TOTE’s best in class customer service experience.”

This new tool is part of TOTE’s eSolutions platform – an ongoing effort to provide online applications that are useful and relevant to TOTE’s diverse customer base.

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ATS International and TOTE Maritime Announce U.S. to Puerto Rico Partnership

St. Cloud, Minn. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — ATS International, a division of Anderson Trucking Service (ATS), is proud to introduce a strategic partnership with TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico to offer a game-changing equipment innovation for shipping non-containerized cargo.  For the first time ever, shippers will now be able to accommodate traditionally non-containerized cargo in a Lift-On/Lift-Off (Lo/Lo) container environment. The patented Breakbulk Boxx™, along with our newly designed 53’ flatracks will now offer non-containerized shippers and consignees in the U.S. / Puerto Rico trade with a 3-day transit option not previously available.

Designed for in-gauge breakbulk cargo, these innovative equipment options allow companies that primarily ship freight requiring side loading and unloading to take advantage of the faster transit, increased security, and convenience of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s Lo/Lo services. The Breakbulk Boxx™ and 53’ flatrack designs will be available exclusively through ATS International and TOTE Maritime.

“We are excited and proud to have these units and service capabilities available to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico when needed the most.  With more than four decades of experience in the U.S./Puerto Rico shipping lane, TOTE Maritime was a natural partner for us to introduce this exclusive Lift-on/Lift-off technology,” said ATS COO Brent Anderson. “TOTE Maritime has a proven dedication to safety with a commitment to their employees, customers, community, and environment. These values align with the mission of ATS, and work towards our pledge for innovation in the international freight markets.”

TOTE Maritime’s commitment to the people of Puerto Rico has never wavered. TOTE Maritime provides twice-weekly service to/from Puerto Rico, connecting residents in this non-contiguous region with the supplies needed to support life on the island including families, businesses and the local economy. “We are excited to partner with ATS on this innovative equipment as it will help rebuild the island of Puerto Rico after the devastating impacts from Hurricane Maria”, says Bill Taylor VP of Commercial for TOTE Maritime. “Our partnership with ATS and their investment in these new equipment types will set the stage for a new way to move non-containerized cargo to/from the island of Puerto Rico for many years to come.” TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico is part of the TOTE family of companies committed to offering the highest level of service while ensuring the safety of the individuals and communities served.

Inland Fuel Surcharge Update May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

As of today (5/7/2018), the West Coast (PADD5) diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.464 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).   This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 28.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective May 20, 2018 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be reduced to 28.5%.

Please note: the ocean fuel surcharge will remain as published in TOTE Maritime Alaska tariffs under Item 345.

Please call Rich Menti with any questions: 253.449.8185.

Thank you.