TOTE Puerto Rico Named Area’s Best Employer

Recognized as Top Employer for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 5 — TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC (“TOTE Puerto Rico”), a premier carrier in the domestic maritime industry, today announced its representative company’s fourth consecutive, first place ranking in the annual Kincentric and GFR Media “Best Employer” award for small companies.

For 17 years, GFR Media and Kincentric have awarded Best Employer Awards to companies considered to demonstrate excellence in the workplace, foster an agile culture and consistently deliver strong, sustainable business results.

“TOTE Puerto Rico has reliably delivered consumer goods to the island for the past 35 years and we are proud to once again be recognized with this distinguished award,” said TOTE Puerto Rico Vice President and General Manager for Caribbean Services Eduardo Pagan. “Thanks to our dedicated team of colleagues, we will continue to meet the needs of Puerto Rico consumers, businesses and communities for decades to come.” 

TOTE Puerto Rico provides reliable, twice weekly service from Jacksonville, Fla. to San Juan, delivering fresh foods, poultry, pharmaceuticals, construction materials and other essential goods on which consumers rely to support their quality of life and most basic needs. Leveraging the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled containerships – the cleanest and most advanced in the market today – and other innovative maritime capabilities, including industry-leading software and a state-of-the-art terminal operating system, TOTE Puerto Rico has consistently delivered for the island in the most challenging of circumstances.

“TOTE Puerto Rico and its representative company greatly values our employees, who dedicate themselves to serving our customers and the needs of our business,” said Pagan. “Thanks to their efforts, we have been able to maintain the continuity of operations in support of those who depend on us most.”

“Since joining TOTE Puerto Rico 24-years ago as a messenger at the terminal, I have worked my way up through increasing responsibilities and am proud to be a part of the TOTE family,” said TOTE Puerto Rico’s San Juan Terminal Manager Ivan Burgos. “TOTE Puerto Rico’s investments in our colleagues and in the communities in which we live and operate, truly make this organization a great place to work.”

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About TOTE

TOTE is a leading transportation and logistics company, overseeing some of the most trusted companies in the US. TOTE Puerto Rico and TOTE Alaska bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Shipholdings serves as TOTE Puerto Rico’s general agent in Puerto Rico and TOTE Services offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE is part of the Saltchuk family of companies. www.toteinc.com.

 

 

TOTE Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Commends America’s truckers for keeping our nation’s economy moving and enabling industry leading turn times at TOTE terminals

Jacksonville, Fla., September 15, 2020 – TOTE, LLC (“TOTE”) and its affiliates TOTE Maritime Alaska (“TOTE Alaska”) and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico (“TOTE Puerto Rico”) honor America’s truckers for the significant contributions they make to keep our nation’s economy moving.  

“Thanks to the efforts of our partners in the trucking industry, as well as our investments in technology and terminal operations, TOTE Puerto Rico has among the fastest turn times in the industry,” said TOTE Puerto Rico Vice President of Operations Jim Wagstaff. “TOTE Puerto Rico’s average turn times at the Port of Jacksonville have improved nearly five-percent year over year and are now below 19 minutes.”

The TOTE companies define turn times as the amount of time a trucker spends at a terminal from check-in at the front gate until he/she checks-out at the out gate. This excludes bad orders and maintenance issues.

TOTE Puerto Rico recently redesigned operations at its Jacksonville terminal to further enhance safety and efficiency for truckers at JAXPORT. TOTE Puerto Rico also invested in the installation of new spreader bars, which allows the company to more quickly offload containers from the ship to the terminal. In turn, truckers can more efficiently pick up containers to be delivered to their destination.

TOTE Alaska has also made investments to enhance operational efficiencies, which have produced industry-leading turn times of 15 minutes at its terminal in Tacoma. These improvements include additional cargo capacity, paperless gates and a new intercom system that combined improve productivity, minimize face-to-face interaction and further enhance the safety of truckers at TOTE Alaska’s terminals.

“Truckers are an integral link in the supply chain, providing that first-mile, last-mile service that is essential to moving nearly every good consumed,” said TOTE Alaska Vice President of Operations Chris Rye. “Trucks are the backbone of our economy, positively impacting consumers and businesses from Alaska to Puerto Rico.”

In recognition of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TOTE Puerto Rico has posted large banners throughout its terminals in Jacksonville and San Juan that say, “Drivers keep us moving. Thank you for all that you do!” Meanwhile, TOTE Alaska is providing catered meals to drivers throughout the week and hosting raffle drawings, featuring a 55” TV grand prize.

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About TOTE

TOTE, LLC’s family of companies includes leading transportation and logistics companies. TOTE Maritime Alaska, LLC and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Services, LLC offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE, LLC is part of the Saltchuk portfolio of companies. www.toteinc.com

TOTE Companies Win Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management Magazine

TOTE ocean carriers honored for world-class operations and exemplary service

 JACKSONVILLE. Fla., August 10, 2020 — TOTE, LLC (“TOTE”) operating companies TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico have been honored with Logistics Management magazine’s Quest for Quality Awards for demonstrated excellence as ocean carriers.

For decades, Logistics Management has set the gold standard for customer satisfaction and performance through its Quest for Quality Awards, and TOTE has received recognition for outstanding operations. 

“Our editorial team has found over the years that no matter how many economic, regulatory or operational pressures they continue to face, the carrier and service provider communities find a way to step up to the plate to meet those evolving challenges,” said Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media, LLC., the publisher of Logistics Management.

This year 4,504 ballots were cast by logistics and supply chain decision-makers who gave the TOTE ocean carriers top marks in IT, customer service, performance, equipment operations, and value.

“TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico is committed to excellence and to delivering our customers an unparalleled level of service,” said TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico President Mike Noone. “I am extremely proud of our teams – on land and at sea – for this recognition and for their ongoing dedication to our customers in the toughest of times.”  

 TOTE’s family of companies – including TOTE Maritime Alaska, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and TOTE Services – take pride in the quality of service they provide their customers.

TOTE Maritime Alaska’s built-to-serve business model has made a positive difference to communities that depend on us to be a vital link in the supply chain, providing best-in-class service and innovative solutions to help meet their needs,” said TOTE Maritime Alaska President Grace Greene. “We look forward to continuing to provide top-quality service for our customers throughout 2020 and beyond.”

A full list of Quest for Quality Awards is published online here.

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TOTE, LLC’s family of companies includes leading transportation and logistics companies. TOTE Maritime Alaska, LLC and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC bring unmatched reliability and service to their respective markets. TOTE Services, LLC offers crewing and technical services to meet the needs of commercial, privately owned and U.S. Government vessels. TOTE, LLC is part of the Saltchuk portfolio of companies. www.toteinc.com

Trade Notification – Virgin Islands – Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)

VIRGIN ISLANDS – PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE (PSS)

August 8, 2019

Effective September 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020, a Peak Season Surcharge will apply to all shipments from the United States or Canada to St. Croix, St. Thomas or St. John. As a result, we will be instituting the below charges based on date of vessel departure:

Effective
9.22.19 – 1.5.50
From Jacksonville:
20’ Containers $50
40’ Containers $100
45’ Containers $112.50
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $50

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