ALASKA CUSTOMER NOTIFICATIONS

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
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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. 

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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

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Tacoma Stop Work Night – June

The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, June 13th.

The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.

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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    

ALASKA CUSTOMER NOTIFICATIONS

Tacoma Stop Work Night – May

The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, May 9th.

The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.

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Tacoma Stop Work Night – April

The regular ILWU Stop Work Night this month will be held on Thursday, April 18th.

The Tacoma gate will be closed from 1730hrs Thursday until 0800hrs on Friday.

If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 426-0074.

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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

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Ending of KFF Service for the 2018/2019 Season

TOTE Maritime Alaska is suspending KFF service for the season with the last sailing being northbound voyage 19061, which departs Tacoma on Saturday, April 20th.

TOTE Maritime Alaska will begin the process of transitioning some pools to dry equipment at that time, based on customer requirements. Please remember to transition your bill of lading documents to non-KFF, after that date, unless there is a specific need for this service. If so, this need should be directly communicated to an individual in TOTE Maritime Customer Service.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for a smooth transition in and out of this service.

If you have questions regarding the suspension of KFF service, please contact the following:

Federal Way Customer Service     253-449-2112

Anchorage Customer Service        800-234-8683

We appreciate your partnership and hope our service improves your efficiencies. 

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North Star Voyage 19045 Anchorage Arrival

 

North Star voyage 19045, is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Tuesday, March 26 with a scheduled work start of 0900. All normal gate-cut offs for a Tuesday sailing still apply.

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