Trade Notification – Virgin Islands Bunker Fuel Change

TRADE NOTIFICATION

 VIRGIN ISLANDS – BUNKER FUEL CHARGE

 

November 30, 2018

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 1/1/19
To / From:    
Jacksonville    
20’ Containers $278 $290
40’ / 45’ Containers $558 $580
53’ Containers $710 $740
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $112 $116
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT $558 $580

 

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 Change

TRADE NOTIFICATION

PUERTO RICO – BUNKER FUEL CHARGE

 

November 30, 2018

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 1/1/19
To / From:    
Jacksonville    
20’ Containers $278 $290
40’ / 45’ Containers $558 $580
53’ Containers $710 $740
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $112 $116
Breakbulk Cargo (per 2,000lbs) $75 $75
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT $558 $580

 

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.

 

TOTE Maritime Names Alex Hofeling New Vice President and General Manager in Alaska

TOTE Maritime Names Alex Hofeling New Vice President and General Manager in Alaska

Anchorage, AK – Alex Hofeling has been selected as the next Vice President and General Manager for TOTE Maritime’s Alaska office and operations. In this role, Hofeling will oversee both the Anchorage and Fairbanks offices.

Hofeling has been with TOTE Maritime since September 2013. He began his time with TOTE as a Regional Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2016. Over the last five years, Hofeling has played an instrumental role in TOTE Maritime’s success in Alaska. Before TOTE, Hofeling worked for Coastal Transportation and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

In his role as Vice President and General Manager, Hofeling will be the face of TOTE in the state of Alaska, work closely with the Port, labor partners, customers and community partners to ensure that TOTE continues to offer reliable, best in class service to the Last Frontier state.

Hofeling will succeed Grace Greene who was promoted to President of TOTE Maritime Alaska in August 2018. He will assume the role on January 1 and will relocate to Anchorage with his family over the coming months.

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Intermodal Fuel Surcharge – November 25, 2018

TRADE NOTIFICATION

Intermodal Fuel Charge

October 17, 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 November 25, 2018 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands trades.

IFC by State – effective November 25, 2018

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

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.