Monthly Archives: March 2016

Revised Reefer Surcharges, South America Trade


March 31, 2016

Please be advised that with effect from, shipped on board/vessel sailing date. 15th April 2016 until further notice, the following charges will be levied on all reefer shipments as per the following list of ports served:-

SOUTH BOUND

POD THD /UNIT ISP /UNIT Drop off/UNIT
SANTOS BRL892 BRL35 BRL75
PARANAGUA BRL918 BRL35 BRL75
ITAJAI BRL730 BRL35 BRL75
RIO GRANDE BRL875 NIL BRL75
ITAPOA BRL740 BRL35 BRL75

 NORTH BOUND

POL THC /UNIT ISP /UNIT Container Release/UNIT
SANTOS BRL892 BRL35 BRL25
PARANAGUA BRL918 BRL35 BRL25
ITAJAI BRL730 BRL35 BRL25
RIO GRANDE BRL875 NIL BRL25
ITAPOA BRL740 BRL35 BRL25

SOUTH BOUND

POD THD /UNIT RCT /UNIT
BUENOS AIRES USD250 USD125

NORTH BOUND

 POL THC /UNIT RCT /UNIT
BUENOS AIRES USD250 USD125

SOUTH BOUND

 POL THC /UNIT
MONTEVIDEO USD230

NORTH BOUND

 POL THC /UNIT
MONTEVIDEO USD230

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your local Coscon booking office.

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Easter Bank Holiday 2016


March 23, 2016

Easter Bank Holiday

Coscon UK offices will close Thursday 24th March 17:00 hrs, reopening Tuesday 29th March 2016, 09:00 hrs

Wishing everyone a very

Hoppy Easter…

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Forth Ports Industrial Action – UPDATE


March 18, 2016

Coscon UK wish to relay the following notice issued by Forth Ports, Grangemouth Port Manager

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Issued on behalf of Derek Knox, Forth Ports Limited – Grangemouth Port Manager

Following an approach by Unite the Union, it has been agreed with Unite that they will suspend the current industrial action.   As a result of this approach, Forth Ports and Unite officials will meet to discuss changes to working patterns.

It is hoped that, through these discussions, we will achieve a satisfactory outcome which meets the service needs of our customers and delivers a long-term benefit to the Port and our employees.

Operations will recommence at the Port of Grangemouth as of 06:00 on Monday 21 March 2016.  It is anticipated that it may take some time on Monday for full normal operations to be resumed therefore you should plan your activities accordingly.

Please find below a joint press release issued by Forth Ports and Unite:

“In an attempt to end the current industrial action both Unite and Forth Ports will meet with ACAS next week to discuss the new shift pattern. Therefore the strike and overtime ban will be suspended from 0600 Monday and the Company will defer implementing the new shift roster to allow talks to take place early next week.”

We would again like to take this opportunity to thank you for your cooperation and patience over the past few days.

Regards

Forth Ports Limited

Grangemouth Port

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On Behalf of Coscon UK, thank you for your continued support.  For any further details, please do not hesitate to contact your local Coscon UK office.

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Forth Ports Grangemouth Industrial Dispute


March 16, 2016

The Following notice has been received from Duncan Adams, regarding the Grangemouth Industrial Dispute.

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As you may be aware an industrial dispute commenced from 0.01am on Tuesday 15th March between Forth Ports and their operatives over pay rota’s, of which we have no control. We are now experiencing the full impact of the delays and limited working hours this is causing.

 

Over the past two days it has taken an average of 3 hours to get processed through the terminal. This is having a major financial impact on our business which we cannot sustain. We have no alternative therefore but to charge £30 detention after one hour of joining the queue and this will apply from Thursday 17th March. If after collecting the container from the port your customer will not receive the cargo then 50% of the rate will be applied.

As cargoes are rerouted away from Grangemouth, we would envisage that the queues will subside and a timely process should return.

We hope you understand our reasons for doing this and we will cease this as soon as things return to normal at the port.

Yours Sincerely

 

Eric Adams

Director

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Thank you for your continued support.  Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your local Coscon office.

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UK TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGE INCREASE


March 11, 2016

Please be advised that Coscon have decided to adjust UK Terminal Handling Charges to/from all UK Ports from

GBP 121.00 per Container, to

GBP 125.00 per Container with effect from 1st April 2016 until further notice.

 

Rate will be levied as follows:

Exports rate will apply from 1st April 2016, Shipped on Board/Vessel Sailing Date

Imports rate will apply from 1st April 2016, Shipped on Board/Vessel Sailing Date

Thank you for your understanding.

 

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