Intermodal Fuel Charge – September 23, 2018

TRADE NOTIFICATION

Intermodal Fuel Charge

August 22, 2018

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our Intermodal Fuel Charge.  As a result, we will be adjusting the Intermodal Fuel Charge as follows based on date of vessel departure.  These changes are represented by the PDF below entitled ‘Intermodal Fuel Charge (IFC) by State’.

The IFC adjustments will become effective September 23, 2018 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands trades.

IFC by state – Effective 9.23.18

If you have any questions with regard to the application of the IFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime representative.

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico receives top honors in Quest for Quality Awards

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico receives top honors in Quest for Quality Awards

TOTE received the best score in the Value and IT categories

Jacksonville, FL – Last week it was announced that TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico was ranked number one in the value and IT categories for Ocean Carriers in this year’s Quest for Quality awards. These awards are a reflection of the long term investments being made by TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico – including the world’s first LNG powered containerships, terminal upgrades and custom equipment for customers – to ensure best in class service for the Puerto Rico market.

Logistics Management’s annual Quest for Quality awards ranks Ocean carriers. This annual award is driven by feedback from customers.

“TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico is excited to receive top honors in both of these categories” noted Tim Nolan, President and CEO of TOTE. “Over the last few years, we have implemented new programs and secured new equipment to support diverse customer needs and ensure customer are receiving a best in class customer experience and great value when working with TOTE Maritime.”

Value and information technology, the categories where TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico scored highest in the industry, were ranked as the second and third most important attributes of a successful ocean carrier, preceded only by on-time performance.

Over the last five years, TOTE Maritime Puerto has invested in all aspects of operations to provide a competitive, best in class service for the Puerto Rico trade. These investments include new equipment, new vessels, updated operating systems, and new terminal systems to increase efficiency.

In the last six months, TOTE Maritime has launched a series of new and updated customer tools to improve the customer experience and increase the value of doing business with TOTE Maritime. These investments include additional new equipment such as 53’ and 40’ chassis as well as:

  • an additional 300 x 40’ chassis delivered to Puerto Rico in June.
  • an additional 220 x 53’ newly built containers, distributed in the last two months.
  • an additional 200 x 53’ chassis are being delivered this week (week of August 6).

Most recently, TOTE Maritime launched a new mobile application allowing customers access to cargo and sailing information at any time of day from any device.

In addition to these equipment and IT updates, TOTE continues to adjust service offerings in line with customers’ needs. Specifically, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico will continue to maintain Saturday gate hours in San Juan, as they have done since the beginning of 2018, to support customer cargo needs on the island.

“These updates are critical to providing customers with access to cargo and vessel information at any time of day from any device in the world” commented Bill Taylor, Vice President of Sales. “We know our customers expect best in class service and we are committed to providing the best customer experience possible.”

View the select list of Ocean Carrier Winners.

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Inland Fuel Surcharge Effective July 15, 2018

July 2, 2018

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

As of Monday (7/2/2018), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.746 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).  This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 32.0% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective July 15, 2018 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be decreased to 32.0%.

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.

 

TOTE Maritime Alaska supports rebuilding of playground

TOTE Maritime Alaska is excited to support Mountain View Elementary by providing in-kind shipping for their new playground. The playground at the elementary school was destroyed in a fire and though it will be hard to have it ready in time for the school year, hopefully TOTE Maritime’s support will mean it can happen as quickly as possible.

Read the full story as covered by KTUU here. 

TOTE Maritime continues substantial investment in equipment

TOTE Maritime continues substantial investment in equipment

The company has secured additional 53’ containers, chassis and refrigerated equipment

Jacksonville, FL – TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico continues to make substantial investments in equipment to meet the needs of its customers as well as Puerto Rico as the island continues with recovery efforts following last year’s hurricane season.

In the last few months, TOTE Maritime has secured more than 200 additional 53’ containers, leased an additional 500 chassis  and distributed 75 new gen sets for customers in Puerto Rico.

These investments are critical given the focus on recovery and rebuilding the island following Hurricane Maria.  This equipment will also ensure that customers and communities have access to adequate supplies as Puerto Rico prepares for this year’s hurricane season.

TOTE Maritime’s 53’ containers are custom made for both TOTE and Puerto Rico. These custom containers maximize space increasing capacity by 42 percent over a standard 40’ container. With this increased capacity, they also improve efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce transportation costs for goods traveling to Puerto Rico.

New gen sets and chassis for Puerto Rico mean expanded capacity to support increased cargo and diverse customer needs over the coming months. TOTE’s new gensets will ensure both TOTE and its customers are prepared to support the island throughout hurricane season.

These new equipment purchases are part of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s five year equipment plan that will further improve the customer experience.

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Ocean Fuel Surcharge Revision – Effective July 1, 2018

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed to increase its ocean fuel surcharge as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A as follows:

Tariff Item 345 will increase 1% from 29% to 30% effective Sunday, July 1, 2018.   TOTE Maritime Alaska has experienced significant cost increases in fuel since our last adjustment.

We will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and make further adjustments to the ocean fuel surcharge as appropriate.

Please contact your TOTE Maritime Alaska sales representative with any questions.

Thank you very much for your support.

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.