Please be advised that we do not have space for any Non-Running and or Forklift cargo at the Baltimore Terminal for today, August 14th. This is for ONE DAY ONLY, we are loading today and Wednesday. So we should be back to normal receiving of non-running and forklift cargo at Baltimore Terminal as of Wednesday August 15th. Sorry for the late notice and we appreciate your understanding.
Please be advised of that the Providence Terminal will be closed for receiving on Monday August 13, 2013 in observance of Victory Day.
Please be advised that as of Monday August 13th to Friday August 17th, the Philadelphia Auto Terminal will not be accepting any Non-Running cargo.
Normal Non-Running cargo can resume normal deliveries starting on Monday August 20th.
We have a good news update from our team on the ground in Jacksonville and they were able to open up more space that can be allocated to Forklift cargo. Please continue to book your Forklift cargo and request approval as per normal process.
We are pleased to announce that we can immediately begin accepting forklift units in our Jacksonville locations. All forklift units require a pre-advice to the terminal.
Due to an increase in vessel fuel costs, both Grimaldi and Sallaum Lines have announced a rate increase of $50 for all regular sized RORO vehicles from all US loading ports to all West Africa destinations starting on September 1st, 2018. Any cargo delivered on or after this date are subject to new rates.
Notice directly from Sallaum Line: “The first half of 2018 brought spikes and dips in the Oil marketplace and brought uncertainty to future fuel costs. Due to such volatility in the Oil marketplace, we took the wait and see approach with the hopes that Oil markets would stabilize and maintain their 2017 price ranges in the second half of 2018. Unfortunately, the Oil marketplace has only continued to increase and these new higher fuel rates have become the new reality. Due to such increase and overall increase in operational costs at POL’s and POD’s, we are announcing a BAF increase effective September 1st, 2018”
Volume Payment Discount - Ghanem understands the $50 BAF increase will affect all shippers here and in Africa, so we will be offering new volume payment discounts starting September 1st with this rate increase. Ghanem will be offering account credits of $5 to $15 PER CAR based on the number of cars you pay at once per vessel. Example: pay 5 cars at once, get $5 back per car (*$25 Credit or More). Please contact our office for more details when arranging your next payment. We encourage our small and volume shippers to take advantage of this discount and start saving money!
We strongly encourage shippers to avoid online payment fees, but we understand the need for convenience. Ask about our new PayPal payment options available now. Please note, there are additional processing fees and we can only accept payments from your account email, sorry, no 3rd party payments.
Please be advised that on Monday, July 23, 2018, we will be receiving cargoes for port of discharge Lagos in Ceres Terminal. Cargoes for all other ports of discharge will be received in Horizon Terminal.
On Tuesday, July 24, due to Ceres being full, all cargoes for all ports of discharge must be delivered to Horizon Terminal. We will advise when Ceres Terminal will re-open for Lagos receiving.
Ghanem Forwarding is constantly making RORO Shipping more efficient for our customers. Please visit the Home page of our website www.gforwarding.com to explore the VIN Search feature. You can simply input the VIN (last 6 digits) and see current status of your vehicle from Delivery to Port, Customs Clearance and Manifest dates. We hope this helps our shippers view real time status of their shipments faster rather than needing to call or email for updates.