Matson Vessel Schedule – Update

Due to the extensive damage sustained by Matson’s Maunawili vessel that resulted in a cancelled sailing on 02/11/15, a backlog of containers has materialized in the Matson yard. As a result, Matson added the Matsonia vessel to the fleet in addition to transporting containers from Long Beach to Oakland to offset the congestion. Unfortunately, Matson…

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Port Negotiations – Update

On Wednesday, 02/18/15, the PMA and the ILWU met separately with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who was sent by the White House to urge them to come to an agreement, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also joined to stress “the importance…

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Delayed Vessel – Maunawili

We have been advised by Matson that the sailing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 has been rescheduled to this weekend. The result is that there will be no Wednesday sailing this week and instead there will be 2 sailings on this weekend (the Mokihana and the Maunawili). The vessel that was scheduled for Wednesday, the…

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Ocean Fuel Surcharge Decrease 02/15/15

Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, February 15, 2015, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 31.5% down to 24.5%. Matson makes a practice of providing 30 day notice for upward rate adjustments, but passes on downward adjustments as soon as possible. Shipments received/processed by…

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West Coast Port Negotiations

We are pleased that the ILWU and PMA have been able to come to an agreement on some important issues such as health care and chassis maintenance. However, there are still several issues remaining in their negotiations which are still unresolved. We are concerned about the protracted time it is taking and some rumors that…

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Ocean Fuel Surcharge Decrease 01/18/15

Please be advised our primary steamship line partner, Matson Navigation, has advised that effective Sunday, January 18, 2015, the ocean fuel surcharge will decrease from current 35.5% down to 31.5%. Matson makes a practice of providing 30 day notice for upward rate adjustments, but passes on downward adjustments as soon as possible. Shipments received/processed by…

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