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Please take note that Sallaum Lines NOW calling Tema, Ghana from USA.  Please contact our office for Rates & Bookings. *Volume Shipper Discounts available

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Date: 08/15/2019


Please note below August Terminal Closing: Monday August 12th, Victory Day – Providence, RI - CLOSED

Date: 08/09/2019


Please take note of the following IMPORTANT Announcement;
 
The General Management of Customs Authorities in Benin has announced and made it a requirement for ALL Cargos that will discharge in Benin/Cotonou on and/or after September 1st, 2019 will require a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN).
 
Sallaum Lines has worked very hard over the past few weeks to find a hassle free solution for it’s Valued Shippers, but unfortunately we are yet to find such solution.
 
Therefore, it’s the shipper’s responsibility to supply the Carrier with the CTN, which MUST be input 7 days prior to discharge. Any late submissions/input of CTN’s will result in Manifest Corrections Fees for both the USA and Benin/Cotonou.
 
Cargo that arrives to Benin/Cotonou without a CTN, cargo will not be discharged in Benin/Cotonou and will be discharged in Lome and all related costs including but not limited to Manifest Corrections, Trans Shipping to Benin/Cotonou will be the responsibility of the shipper.
 
The Viking Adventure will arrive to Benin/Cotonou prior to September 1st, 2019 and first Voyage that will require CTN will be Glovis Star 19OT01with ETA to Benin/Cotonou September 15th, 2019.

Date: 08/07/2019


Please note below August Terminal Closings:

 

Monday August 12th, Victory Day

Providence                 CLOSED

 

Date: 08/01/2019


Tomorrow, Friday August 2nd is a day that South Locus Point may have very long lines. There is major construction and loading operations tomorrow at the Terminal. Therefore, for tomorrow, Friday August 2nd, please push as much cargo as possible to our AMPORTS Terminal.
 
Please advise your drivers accordingly and on Monday August 5th, South Locus Point will go back to normal waiting times and space will not be an issue.

 

Date: 08/01/2019


Please be advised that due to the ongoing construction at the South Locus Terminal, the SLP Terminal will reach capacity by end of day today.

 

Please take note that our AMPORT terminal is open without any space issues and or limitations. Please push as much cargo to AMPORTS the rest of this week, space at SLP will go back to normal as of Monday.

Date: 07/30/2019


Please be advised that Trans CargoPort of Wilmington will be closing for a business lunch on Tuesday 7/30/19 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Port Of Wilmington

AutoPort, INC. / Trans Cargo, LLC

203 Pigeon Point Road

New Castle, DE  19720

Date: 07/29/2019


Please be advised that due to the ongoing construction at the South Locus Terminal, the SLP Terminal is reaching capacity in the next few days. 

Please take note that our AMPORT terminal is open without any space issues and or limitations.   Please push as much cargo to AMPORTS next week and after our Grand Dolphin Voyage loads, space at SLP will go back to normal. 

Date: 07/26/2019


Hello & Thank you for your business,Please note NEW Booking Procedure for ACL-Grimaldi shipment effective tomorrow, Friday 7/26/2019.  We apologize in advance for short notice, but Grimaldi has added this fee because too many shippers are changing bookings after original request and forcing Forwarders and Ports to do a lot of duplicate work.  Effective Friday, July 26, any ACL-Grimaldi booking changes after original request to non-runner, forklift, back/forth, etc. will incur a $50 manual booking change fee.  Please note there will be a $50 fee each time the status is changed.Example: Dock Receipt with a nonrunner/forklift booking is issued.  After Dock Receipt is issued, customer requests a change to booking whether to Running, Non-Runner, or Forklift - $50 fee will incur each time 

Please note Ghanem Forwarding does not wish for you to incur any extra charges, ever.  Save yourself the fees and wait time at the port by making proper booking before driver is sent to port by assessing car status before sending driver to port.  *ACL-Grimaldi does NOT make changes for drivers at port.  They require 24 hours’ notice for any booking change and do not make exceptions.

Please be careful when booking to always book correctly from the beginning as these charges cannot be waived or discounted under any circumstances.  We again apologize for the short notice, but too many shippers have requested too many booking changes, thus Grimaldi has created this fee for all the extra work done.

 

Best Regards,

Ghanem Forwarding LLC

 

Date: 07/25/2019


Dear GHANEM Shippers, Please see the announcement sent to us by ACL GRIMALDI:

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A GRIMALDI-ACL FORWARDED MESSAGE AND DOESN’T REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OR VIEWS OF GHANEM FORWARDING

From: Fant, Elissa (Grimaldi-ACL)

Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:57 AM
Subject: ACL/Grimaldi service announcement - update CTN Cotonou, Benin

Dear Valued Customer,

Per General Management of Customs Authorities in Benin, please note that from Sept 1st 2019 (discharge date), all containers and RORO shipments for destination Cotonou will require a Cargo Tracking Note – this includes cargo in transit.  It is shipper’s responsibility to supply the Carrier with the CTN, which needs to be inserted in the body of the Original Bill of Lading and manifests.  We will continue to accept and load cargo not yet covered by CTN, but please be aware that no release of originals will be authorized without CTN in place.  Should CTN number be not provided before vessel’s arrival at destination prior to final submission of b/lading instructions, the cargo will NOT be discharged, but kept on board and returned to its origin Port of Loading, at Shipper’s expense. There will be no regularization at destination of CTN after discharging.

Please be advised the first Grande ship to call Cotonou after September 1 will be the Grande Congo arriving Cotonou September 6.

 

All cargo delivered on or after dates listed below will be subject to the new CTN rules:

Galveston – July 29

Jacksonville – August 1

Savannah – August 5

 

Best regards,

WAF Direct services

Date: 07/25/2019



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