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.
We are very pleased to announce beginning next Monday, July 23, 2018, there will be a change in the delivery process. All cargo for the port of discharge Lagos will continue to be delivered to Ceres Terminal. Cargo for all other ports of discharge will be delivered to Horizon Terminal. This change will give Grimaldi a much increased capacity for cargo in the port of Jacksonville and will speed up the delivery process. *In conjunction with this change we will no longer be accepting units at either location without titles. Norton Lilly will handle title clearances for both terminals.
Norton Lilly - 94852 Regency Square Blvd, Suite 415, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Ceres Marine Terminals - 9901 Blount Island Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Horizon Terminal - 5263 Intermodal Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Welcome back from a Hot 4th of July Holiday. Please review our updated Schedule posted online. As you can see, our July and August tonnage lineup is much improved. Our Baltimore and Newark Terminals are OPEN and accepting all cargo types including Non Runners and Forklifts.
Please make sure you deliver all your booked cargo by the Cut-Off dates to ensure Customs clearance. We plan on loading 100% of all cleared cargo with our updated and much improved tonnage lineup.
NOTE: Our Morning Cara voyage is loading in Newark today and tomorrow.
We are excited that July is finally here and our great tonnage plan is in full force. Our Morning Cara voyage is loading for the second day in Baltimore and will be calling Newark on Thursday/Friday and then Boston over the weekend. South Locus Point in Baltimore is OPEN today, Newark will OPEN on Thursday and both will be accepting all types of cargo including Non-Runners and Forklifts.
We have 4 calls planned in the month of July and will increase our tonnage for the 2nd half of 2018 to make sure that all cleared cargo loads and ALL Terminals do not face any space capacity issues and or closures. Please deliver all booked cargo prior to the cutoff date to ensure customs clearance prior to loading date and take advantage of our much improved tonnage lineup. Again, 4 calls in the month of July and more to come to support all your WAF RoRo shipping needs. Thank you for being patient with us, but we believe we are in great shape with great plans moving forward. With our plans in place, no more closures and or rolled cargo for the 2nd half of 2018.
NOTE: We are loading Newark on Thursday and Friday this week, and the Terminal will OPEN normal business hours for receiving on Thursday. Please put into consideration that there will be lots of pressure and longer than expected lines in Newark due to its closure these past few days and if possible, do not push all the cargo to the Terminal all at once. Let’s do our best to plan our delivers over the next few days while the Newark Terminal gets back to normal daily deliveries.
The Morning Cara’s cut off in Baltimore was yesterday, June 26th. Please push all cargo to South Locus Point for the Wisteria Ace and Sebring Express. We will load all deliveries to AMPORTS on the Morning Cara and AMPORTS is ready and willing to continue to support us if need be. But as of today, please push all your cargo to South Locus Point.
NOTE: All Forklift and Non-Running deliveries may resume at South Locus Point as of July 5th.