Inland Fuel Notification

October 2, 2017

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

As of today (10/02/2017), the West Coast (PADD5) diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.109 per gallon (please refer the following link: https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).   This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 24.0% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective October 15, 2017 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be increased to 24.0%.

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.

Ocean Fuel Surcharge Revision (STB TOTE 101-A) – Effective October 1, 2017

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 4% from 22% to 26% effective Sunday, October 1, 2017.

TOTE Maritime Alaska has experienced significant cost increases particularly in the distillate components of the vessel fuel required to meet low-Sulphur standards as dictated by the U.S. Government’s Emissions Control Area (ECA) protocols.

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.

ULSD Fuel Related Surcharge – STB TOTE 101-A

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:
Effective February 1, 2017, TOTE Maritime Alaska vessels will begin utilizing fuel with a maximum Sulphur content of 0.1%. This Government-mandated reduction from 1.8% to 0.1% Sulphur content is directly related to the Emission Control Area (ECA) which in the case of the West Coast essentially covers Mexico to Alaska.  This ultra-low-Sulphur-diesel (ULSD) fuel is considerably more expensive than its predecessor.
Due to this revision in vessel-fuel requirements and its attendant costs, TOTE Maritime Alaska will be revising the fuel-related surcharge in tariff STB TOTE 101-A as follows:
•        Item 345 will increase 2.5% from 17% to 19.5% effective Sunday, February 5, 2017
Item 345 has been reformatted to include a new line item reflecting an increment labeled “ULSD fuel-related surcharge.”  Below is how it now appears:

Once TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessels have completed the conversion process enabling them to burn liquefied natural gas the ULSD Fuel-Related Surcharge will be removed.  In the meantime the increment represented by the ULSD Fuel-Related Surcharge may vary given fuel-cost fluctuations.

TOTE Maritime Alaska will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and make further adjustments to the fuel-related surcharge as appropriate.

Please contact your TOTE Maritime Alaska sales representative with any questions. Thank you very much for your support.

 

Inland Fuel Notification

 

January 3, 2017

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

As today, the West Coast diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy was $2.847 per gallon (please refer to the chart below, or to http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/wohdp/diesel.asp ).  This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 21.0% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A.

 

U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices*  (dollars per gallon)
          Change from
  12/19/16 12/26/16 01/02/17   week ago year ago
U.S. 2.527 2.540 2.586    0.046  0.375
East Coast (PADD1) 2.559 2.573 2.627    0.054  0.367
  New England (PADD1A) 2.587 2.611 2.665    0.054  0.321
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.667 2.687 2.776    0.089  0.385
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.470 2.478 2.514    0.036  0.371
Midwest (PADD2) 2.479 2.489 2.540    0.051  0.410
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.410 2.421 2.451    0.030  0.337
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.495 2.516 2.535    0.019  0.344
West Coast (PADD5) 2.788 2.807 2.847    0.040  0.383
  West Coast less California 2.705 2.727 2.757    0.030  0.454
  California 2.854 2.871 2.921    0.050  0.326

 

Therefore, effective January 15, 2017 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall remain at 21.0%.

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

Please call me with any questions: (253) 449-8185.  Thank you.

 

Rich Menti

Sr. Pricing Analyst

 

Ocean Fuel Surcharge

 

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed to increase its ocean fuel surcharge as published in tariffs STB TOTE 101-A and STB TOTE 701-A as follows:

  • STB TOTE 101-A Tariff will increase 1% from 16% to 17% effective Sunday, January 1, 2017;
  • STB TOTE 701-A Tariff will increase 2% from 32% to 34% also effective Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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.

Chris Trefzger
TOTE Maritime Alaska Pricing

 

Click the link to view: Ocean Fuel Surcharge STB TOTE 100A – Tariff