UPDATE: Voyage 19111 Late Work Start in Anchorage

 

July 20, 2019
 
 
Due to a power outage at the Tacoma terminal Wednesday night, Midnight Sun voyage 19111 experienced a delayed departure from the Port of Tacoma. The late departure will have the following impacts on our Anchorage operations for Midnight Sun voyage 19112:
 
Sunday, July 21 – Anchorage Terminal – Voyage MS 19112
Lanes open: 0800-1700
Work Start: 0900
Cargo cut-off for Southbound voyage 19112: 1000
 
Standard time for hazardous cargo cut-off will remain in place.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued support of our commitment to safety.
 
If you have questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your Account Executive or Customer Service.
 
Federal Way: 800.426.0074
Alaska: 907.276.5868
Alaska Account Executives: 907.265.7216

Inland Fuel Surcharge Effective July 14, 2019

As of Monday (7/1/2019), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.628 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 July 14, 2019 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be reduced 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: (253) 449-8185. 

Thank you for your partnership and support.

TMAK 2020 GRI & TC Notification

TOTE Maritime Alaska has filed a General Rate Increase of 3.75% to be effective Sunday, November 10, 2019. This rate action was filed with the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C. 


Today’s filing applies to STB TOTE tariffs 101-A, 202-B, 501-A, and 601-A. It does not apply to tariff STB TOTE 701-A (household goods).   

 
Additionally, effective January 12, 2020, TOTE Maritime Alaska is implementing a terminal charge as part of its permanent rate structure.  This charge is designed to recover a portion of the costs associated with the escalating expense of moving freight through terminal facilities, terminal enhancements, environmental regulations, and business-continuity investments.   


Details of the terminal charge are as follows:  
Northbound dry/non-temperature-controlled cargo: $75 per booking Northbound temperature-controlled cargo: $100 per bookingNorthbound vehicle bookings including roll-on/roll-off machinery: $25 per booking


Southbound dry/non-temperature-controlled cargo: $20 per booking Southbound temperature-controlled cargo: $40 per bookingSouthbound vehicle bookings including roll-on/roll-off machinery: $10 per booking


All of us at TOTE Maritime Alaska sincerely thank you for your continued support and look forward to serving you in the future. 


If you have questions regarding these filings, please contact your account representative at (800) 426-0074. Thank you. 

2019 Independence Day Schedule – UPDATE

Updated June 24, 2019

In observance of Independence Day, Thursday July 4th and Bloody Thursday, Friday July 5th, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules.

Tacoma Marine Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office:

  • Wednesday July 3rd – Normal Cargo Operation Hours for NB Voyage 19103
  • Thursday July 4th – CLOSED
  • Friday July 5th –
  • Office open
  • Trailer and Vehicle gates CLOSED
  • Prestow/Noteworthy hazardous notification cut off for NB Voyage 19105 by 1700
  • Saturday July 6th –
  • Trailer gate – Opens at 0700; Closes 1500 for Northbound Cargo Voyage 19105
  • All Prestow/Noteworthy hazardous cargo must be received by 0900
  • All hazardous cargo must be received by 1400
  • Trailer gate will remain open until 1700 for SB equipment removal from the terminal
  • Vehicle gate CLOSED
  • Monday July 8th – Trailer gate Opens at 0700

Anchorage Terminal and Office:

  • Thursday July 4th – CLOSED
  • Friday July 5th – Normal Operations 0800-1700; Normal hazardous cut offs for SB Voyage 19104
  • Monday July 8th – Normal hazardous cut offs for SB Voyage 19106
  • Tuesday July 9th –
  • Work Start at 1330
  • Lanes open from 0800 – 1700
  • Lanes reopen 1900 – 2100
  • Thursday July 11th – Terminal will close from 1140-1300

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Federal Way Customer Service         253-449-2112  

Alaska Customer Service                  907-276-5868

Federal Way Sales Representative    800-426-0074

Alaska Sales Representative             907-265-7216

Ocean Fuel Related Surcharge Revision – Effective June 30, 2019

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

Tariff Item 345 shall be decreased 2% from 29.0% to 27.0% effective Sunday, June 30, 2019. 

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.

Inland Fuel Surcharge Effective June 16, 2019

As of Monday (6/3/2019), the West Coast (PADD5) Diesel Fuel Price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.760 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/). 

This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 34.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective June 16, 2019 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall remain at 34.5%.   Please note: the ocean fuel surcharge will remain as published in TOTE Maritime Alaska tariffs under Item 345

Please call Rich Menti, Senior Marketing and Sales Analyst, with any questions: (253) 449-8185. 

2019 Memorial Day Schedule

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, TOTE Maritime Alaska will have the following changes in our operational schedules. *There is no impact on TOTE Maritime Alaska’s posted Vessel Schedule.

Terminal and Operations schedules are as follows:

Tacoma Terminal, Tacoma Vehicle Department, Federal Way Office: 

  • Monday, May 27: Closed
  • Tuesday, May 28: Open – Trailer gate opens at 0700, Vehicle gate opens 0800

Anchorage Terminal and Office:

  • Monday, May 27: Open – 0800 to 1140
    • 0900 Hazardous booking cutoff for NS19082
    • 1000 Hazardous waste gate cutoff for NS19082
  • Tuesday, May 28: Open – Lanes reopen at 0700

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Federal Way Customer Service                          253-449-2112

Federal Way Sales Representative                    800-426-0074

Alaska Sales Representative                             907-265-7216    

TOTE Maritime Alaska Receives 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

TOTE Maritime Alaska was recently announced by The Northwest Seaport Alliance as the winner of the 2019 North Star Award for Environmental Stewardship for its efforts to convert its fleet of ORCA Class vessels from conventional diesel fuel to liquified natural gas (LNG), the cleanest burning shipping fuel on the market. This annual award recognizes businesses that promote environmental sustainability and demonstrate a commitment to the natural environment.

“It is an honor to receive the Environmental Stewardship Award from The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said TOTE Maritime Alaska President Grace Greene. “While we knew it was going to be a long road to convert these vessels to a cleaner source of fuel, we always knew it was the right decision based on the environmental and efficiency benefits that this initiative will create.”

According to The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the North Star Awards attracted 17 nominations  from companies and organizations for outstanding achievements and contributions to the economic and environmental vitality of the region.

“This recognition is meaningful because our goal is always to be good stewards – for our industry, for our communities, and for our planet,” said Greene. “We are grateful to our customers and our partners who have supported us along the way.”

Conversion of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s ORCA Class vessel, the North Star, is expected to be complete by Q1 2021, while the company’s second vessel, the Midnight Sun, is scheduled to be converted by Q1 2022.