Trade Notification – Updated Hazardous Policy

To our valued customers,

There will be a change to the TOTE Maritime Alaska hazardous policy to ensure crew safety aboard our ships. This policy change directly impacts shipments containing Hazmat Class 5.1 Calcium Hypochlorite.

Policy Change: Effective May 1st, 2019, TMAK will no longer accept UN1479, UN1748, UN2208, UN2880, UN3077, UN3406, UN3485, UN3486 or UN3487 containing Calcium Hypochlorite unless containers meet the following specific criteria:

1.The following additional criteria must be met if Calcium Hypochlorite is in a shipment weighing over 400 lbs.:

  • Shipments containing Calcium Hypochlorite must be transported in a running reefer container between May 1st and Oct 1st (dates may be extended at the discretion of TMAK management).
  • Shipments containing Calcium Hypochlorite must be shipped in a reefer container with a temperature set at 70° F with enough fuel to make the voyage.
  • A surveyor must be present when shipments containing Calcium Hypochlorite are loaded into the container at the shipper’s expense.
  • TMAK must receive the surveyor’s report prior to accepting the shipment.
  • The surveyor must ensure that:
    • No single package exceeds 100 lbs.
    • No organic materials are loaded in the container (i.e. wood pallets).
    • No other freight is loaded in the container (neither hazardous or non-hazardous).

2. The following additional criteria must be met if Calcium Hypochlorite is in a shipment weighing under 400 lbs.:

  • The amount of Calcium Hypochlorite cannot exceed 400 lbs. of total cargo weight per container.
  • No other hazardous material may be loaded in the container.
  • The packages containing Calcium Hypochlorite must be properly secured so that they will not shift during transit.
  • All other cargo must be properly secured to ensure that it will not cause damage to packages containing Calcium Hypochlorite.
  • Adequate space must be provided to allow for ventilation around the Calcium Hypochlorite packages.
  • All individual packages of Calcium Hypochlorite must be authorized per 49 CFR requirements and include the necessary shipping papers.

3. Shipments that are manifested as Limited Quantity are NOT affected by this TMAK hazmat policy change.

Reason for Change: TMAK has decided to make this hazardous policy change to provide extra precautions for the ship’s crew. Shipments containing Calcium Hypochlorite carry an additional risk when exposed to high temperatures and the change seeks to make our vessels safer throughout the year. The U.S. Coast Guard has reviewed our current hazardous policy and recommends we make this change to enhance crew safety.

Impact: This TMAK hazardous policy change applies to both Northbound and Southbound voyages on the North Star and Midnight Sun between Tacoma and Anchorage. All UN numbers containing “Calcium Hypochlorite” in the Proper Shipping Name or Technical Name apply. Once again, shipments that are manifested as Limited Quantity are NOT affected by this policy change.

TMAK is committed to ensuring both the safety our crew and our vessels. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Sales Representative or:

L48 Hazardous Team: HazardousAK@totemaritime.com  | 253-449-2122

Anchorage Hazardous: Billy Godwin 907-265-7218 | Tim Diaz 907-265-7282

Inland Fuel Surcharge Update April 2

April 2, 2018

Dear TOTE Maritime Alaska Customers:

As of today (4/2/2018), the West Coast (PADD5) diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is $3.487 per gallon (please refer the following link: (https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).   This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 29.0% as published in tariff STB TOTE 101-A and TOCT 402-A per Item 346.

Therefore, effective April 15, 2018 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be increased to 29.0%.

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.

Thank you.

 

TOTE Maritime Alaska LNG conversion schedule

To all TOTE Maritime Alaska Valued Customers,

We want to thank you for your patience during our first LNG conversion period.  The North Star will be coming back into service and will assume our standard Wednesday sailing schedule, beginning February 21st, 2018.

Please be advised that TOTE Maritime Alaska will be making the following changes to our operational schedule:

Thursday, February 15th – Tacoma Terminal – Voyage MS 18025

NB Trailers:  Gate hours 0800 – 2300

NB Vehicles:  Gate hours 0800 – 1500

Friday, February 16th – Tacoma Terminal – Voyage NS 18027

**Scheduled voyage CANCELLED**

Sunday, February 18th – Anchorage Terminal

**Terminal CLOSED**

Monday, February 19th – Anchorage Terminal – Voyage MS 18026

Work Start: 0700

Gate hours 0800 – 1700

Cargo cut-off for Southbound voyage 18022: 1100

*Standard time for hazardous cargo cut-off will remain in place

Tuesday, February 20th – Anchorage Terminal – Voyage NS 18028

**Scheduled voyage CANCELLED**

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued support of our commitment to safety.

Should you have any questions or need other information, please contact the following:

Alaska Customer Svc                 907.276.5868

Alaska Sales Executives             907.265.7216

Federal Way Customer Svc        253.449.2112

Current sailing schedules are always available for your convenience at www.totemaritime.com

PR & VI Intermodal Fuel Charge

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 below.

The IFC adjustments will become effective December 17, 2017 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands trades.

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

STATE Via JAX IFC – “All Motor” Via JAX IFC – “Motor/Rail or Rail”
ALABAMA $400
ARIZONA $1,915 $1,470
ARKANSAS $740 $615
CALIFORNIA $2,260 $1,075
COLORADO $1,620 $985
CONNECTICUT $950 $705
DELAWARE $755 $595
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $675
FLORIDA $180 $205
FLORIDA – LOCAL JAX $60
GEORGIA $280
IDAHO $2,135 $1,470
ILLINOIS – CHICAGO RAMP (SB ONLY) $540
ILLINOIS $925 $695
INDIANA $745 $720
IOWA $1,145 $920
KANSAS $1,215 $805
KENTUCKY $665
LOUISANA $545
MAINE $1,230 $955
MARYLAND $710 $640
MASSACHUSETTS $1,090 $845
MICHIGAN $995 $750
MINNESOTA $1,305 $1,010
MISSISSIPPI $530
MISSOURI $890 $740
MONTANA $2,205 $1,510
NEBRASKA $1,490 $1,380
NEVADA $2,145 $1,470
NEW HAMPSHIRE $1,130 $895
NEW JERSEY $825 $605
NEW MEXICO $1,575
NEW YORK $1,010 $780
NORTH CAROLINA $400
NORTH DAKOTA $1,715 $1,410
OHIO $705 $485
OKLAHOMA $960 $640
OREGON $2,715 $1,410
PENNSYLVANIA $770 $645
RHODE ISLAND $1,055 $815
SOUTH CAROLINA $250
SOUTH DAKOTA $1,640 $1,410
TENNESSEE $495 $360
TEXAS $780 $430
UTAH $2,065 $1,035
VERMONT $1,135 $895
VIRGINIA $560
WASHINGTON $2,770 $1,160
WEST VIRGINIA $590 $425
WISCONSIN $1,170 $835
WYOMING $1,760 $1,410
QUEBEC $1,105 $770
ONTARIO $1,105 $770

Virgin Islands – Bunker Fuel Charge 10-01-17

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 10/1/17

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.

Puerto Rico – Bunker Fuel Charge 10-01-17

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 10/1/17
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.

TOTE Maritime Invests to Remain a Tech Leader in Shipping

NEW INVESTMENTS HELP SHIPPER MAINTAIN MOST MODERN FLEET IN THE TRADE

Jacksonville, FL – TOTE Maritime continues its tradition of M2M leadership in the shipping industry with its purchase this year of 350 new high-tech smart refrigerated containers to service the Puerto Rico trade route.

TOTE Maritime was among the shipping industry’s pioneers in using machine-to-machine or M2M telematics technology to remotely monitor and control conditions of refrigerated perishables during transport. Since 2011, TOTE Maritime has deployed Orbcomm’s StarGuard system to monitor and control its refrigerated containers, or reefers, from point of origin to destination. The monitoring maximizes safety and efficiency of supply chain operations while providing clients crucial real-time, end-to-end visibility of their shipments in TOTE Maritime’s cold chain.

TOTE Maritime’s entire reefer fleet is now equipped with the StarGuard system. The fleet will now also utilize ORBCOMM’s new GMS-based VesselConnect M2M application securely providing critical real-time data from reefers. The new technology allows TOTE Maritime to monitor set points, conduct pre-trip inspections on-board and expedite cargo distribution on land. VesselConnect also provides the precise monitoring and record-keeping needed for compliance with the new requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act being implemented this year.

TOTE Maritime’s latest technology investments are part of TOTE’s commitment to maintain the most modern fleet serving U.S. and Puerto Rico, said Bill Taylor, vice president of U.S. sales. “Our customers rely on TOTE Maritime for dependable refrigerated shipping,” Taylor said. “That’s why it is so important for us to maintain the youngest, most efficient fleet in the industry.”

The new refrigerated containers are scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville this summer. They will be equipped with Carrier’s PrimeLine machinery, the latest cooling technology available for refrigerated equipment. In addition to the 350 new reefers, TOTE Maritime also received 100 new Carrier gensets this spring to provide power to its reefer fleet.

Puerto Rico & VI Intermodal Fuel Changes – 05-24-17

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.

View Intermodal Fuel Charges

The IFC adjustments will become effective June 18, 2017 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands trades.

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