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.

 

Update on LNG Conversion Timeline

To our valued customers –

TOTE Maritime Alaska is adjusting the LNG conversion schedule and has elected to delay the upcoming Midnight Sun LNG conversion phase-1 dry-dock by 1 year. Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the LNG conversion from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019.  TOTE Maritime Alaska will continue sailing both vessels throughout the year with the exception of routine holiday single-sailings.

The adjustment to the conversion schedule aligns the Orca’s LNG-readiness to the most recent timeline for Tacoma’s LNG-plant completion.

In place of this year’s dry dock period, our team will continue preparing Midnight Sun’s transition to LNG for items that don’t require a dry-dock.

TOTE Maritime Alaska is fully committed to convert the Orca class vessels to LNG, the most environmentally friendly maritime fuel available.

The new conversion schedule is as follows;

  • Midnight Sun Phase 1: 2019-2020
  • North Star Phase 2: 2020-2021
  • Midnight Sun Phase 2: 2021-2022

For further information please contact your account executive or customer service.

We greatly appreciate your support.

TOTE Maritime Alaska

 

Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge

Effective May 20, 2018, all refrigerated shipments to/from Puerto Rico are subject to a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge.  This charge is being implemented to recover additional costs associated with the on terminal storage in Puerto Rico of refrigerated containers. The Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge is as follows:

Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge In Puerto Rico

When CARRIER is required to maintain operating reefers at their terminal in Puerto Rico, a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge will be assessed as follows:

Southbound to Puerto Rico

Refrigerated Shipments to Puerto Rico will be billed a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge beginning at 7:00AM on the second business day after complete vessel discharge and will accrue until the refrigerated container is removed from CARRIER’s terminal. The day of discharge and the following business day are free days.  Upon expiration of the Free Time period, CARRIER will assess a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge of $100.00 per refrigerated container per calendar day or fraction thereof.

Import Shipments to Puerto Rico will be billed to the Consignee of record.

Northbound from Puerto Rico

Refrigerated Shipments from Puerto Rico will be billed a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge beginning at 7:00AM on the fourth business day after the container is delivered to CARRIER’s terminal.  The day of delivery and the following three (3) business day are free days.  Upon expiration of the Free Time period, CARRIER will assess a Refrigerated Equipment Energy Charge of $100.00 per refrigerated container per calendar day or fraction thereof.

Export Shipments from Puerto Rico will be billed to the Shipper of record.

Special Notes – Containers remain subject to Free Time and Demurrage charges as specified in the tariff or contract whichever is applicable.

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

Mobile Application Announcement – Android!

To our valued customers,

TOTE Maritime is excited to announce in addition to launching a custom mobile application for the Apple platform, we are introducing a version for the Android platform which is available now!

This “app” will have the same look and feel that customers enjoy in the online portal. Our goal is to provide you with various tools to access key information while providing a premiere customer experience.

A few of the features included in the mobile application are:

  • Watch List Capabilities with Automatic Notification
  • Ability to Release Equipment
  • GPS Visibility on TOTE Maritime Owned Equipment
  • Equipment Status Information
  • Voyage Calendar
  • One Touch Access to Customer Service

We value your business and appreciate your continued support. Please reach out to your TOTE Maritime Alaska Customer Service or Sales Representative with any questions.

Mobile Application Announcement

To our valued customers,

TOTE Maritime is excited to announce that, in addition to the enhancements and redesign of the Customer Web Portal, we are launching a custom mobile application. This “app” will have the same look and feel that customers enjoy in the online portal. Our goal is to provide you with various tools to access key information while providing a premiere customer experience.

A few of the features included in the mobile application are:

  • Watch List Capabilities with Automatic Notification
  • Ability to Release Equipment
  • GPS Visibility on TOTE Maritime Owned Equipment
  • Equipment Status Information
  • Voyage Calendar
  • One Touch Access to Customer Service

TOTE Maritime’s mobile platform is now available to download for Apple devices effective March 26, 2018. An application for Android devices is currently being tested and will be available soon.

We value your business and appreciate your continued support. Please reach out to your TOTE Maritime Alaska Customer Service or Sales Representative with any questions.