Please be advise that Sallaum Lines will no longer accept NY Titled Vehicles until further notice.
The impasse between the Federal Government and the State of New York is ongoing and we do not know if this impasse will be resolved in days, weeks or months.
We suggest you advise your customers not to purchase any NY Titled vehicles if they intend on exporting such vehicles until this impasse is resolved between the Federal Government and the State of New York.
We will keep everyone updated and hope this impasse is resolved as soon as possible.

Date: 02/17/2020

Following our Customer advisory dated Friday 2/7, please be aware that the situation of the NY State DMV information not being accessible by CBP remains to date, unchanged.  As a consequence, CBP is unable to stamp NY State Titles for vehicles.


As a consequence, we would like you to remind the following;


-          In case of NY State title car on CBP hold it must remain on terminal (until hold is lifted)

-          In case of NY State title car stamped by customs, the unit can be exported and loaded on vessel


For containers we still recommend not delivering to the terminal, until resolved, as Shipper is exposed to significant extra costs (storage, digging charges and others). Those costs are out of Grimaldi’s control.


For Roro, while the situation seems to be more under control, please be reminded that any costs related to storage or removal of the car, as a consequence of Titles not stamped, will be for shipper’s account. Those costs are out of Grimaldi’s control.


This is in effect for all US ports of load.

Date: 02/12/2020

We have reached capacity at our Philadelphia Auto Terminal. Please divert your cargo to South Locus and or AMPORTS for the rest of the Week. The Philadelphia Auto Terminal will re-open on Monday February 17th.
Sorry for any inconvenience, but please HOLD and or divert your cargo to South Locus and or AMPORTS in Baltimore.
PS: Grand Duke loads on February 15th and the Terminal will be cleaned up for normal receiving on Monday February 17th.

Date: 02/11/2020

Please review the below Terminal update for Lincoln’s and President’s Day and advise your drivers accordingly.


Date: 02/11/2020

For FAST Dock Receipts, please email - Schedules & VIN Tracking online


Date: 02/10/2020

Please be advised that Red Hook Newark Terminal has agreed to support Sallaum Lines and its booking agents with all New York issues titles and continue to receive such cargo as normal.  Continue to deliver all cargo to our Newark Terminal as normal, we will monitor the situation between New York and USCBP and keep everyone updated.  We are also working on plan B incase this impasse is not resolved in the coming days.

Date: 02/10/2020

Please be advised we have been informed by CBP that because of the Green Light Law in NY, they do not have access to NY State DMV information. This means any unit presented for export with a New York State title cannot be processed and cleared for sailing. We are monitoring this situation and will keep you up to date with any further developments. Please keep delivering your roro units with NY titles and they will be processed as soon as this situation has been resolved. For containers we recommend not delivering until resolved in order to avoid large storage if this situation continues. For units that have already been cleared for export we will be able to load. *This is in effect for all US ports of load. 
Date: 02/10/2020

*Baltimore Seagirt Terminal will be closed on the 12th.

Please note the below February Terminal Closings:
Lincoln's Birthday, Observed - Wednesday Feb 12th, 2020
Baltimore Dundalk    CLOSED
*Baltimore Seagirt    CLOSED
Galveston                OPEN
Halifax                      OPEN 
Jacksonville              OPEN
NYC ~ APM               CLOSED
NYC ~ C+C                CLOSED
NYC ~ FAPS              CLOSED
NYC ~ NYCT             CLOSED
Providence                OPEN
Savannah  Roro        OPEN
Sav  Ocean Term       OPEN
Sav Garden City        OPEN
Sav N Charleston       OPEN 
Wilmington                  OPEN 
Presidents Day aka Washington's Birthday, Monday February 17th, 2020  
Baltimore Dundalk    CLOSED
Baltimore Seagirt     CLOSED
Galveston                OPEN
Halifax                      CLOSED 
Jacksonville              CLOSED
NYC ~ APM               CLOSED
NYC ~ C+C               CLOSED
NYC ~ FAPS             CLOSED
NYC ~ NYCT             CLOSED
Providence               CLOSED
Savannah  Roro        CLOSED
Sav  Ocean Term      CLOSED
Sav Garden City       OPEN
Sav N Charleston     OPEN 
Wilmington                OPEN 
Date: 02/07/2020

Grimaldi Lines last call in Galveston will be Grande Sierra Leone V0320 on March 6. We will be receiving cargo for this vessel up to Friday, February 21, 2020. Any cargo that does not load for any reason on the GSL0320 will need to be picked up by shipper by March 6, 2020. If any cargo is left on the terminal and not picked up, we will be obliged to have Ports America dispose of it. Any units that are currently on Customs hold or mechanical hold need to be addressed immediately so they are eligible to load.


We are also delighted to announce on Monday, February 24, 2020 we will be receiving cargo at the Freeport, TX terminal. The move to Freeport will have no effect on our current schedules so please plan your deliveries accordingly. We will follow next week with details of Freeport Terminal.

Date: 02/07/2020

We received a communication from the CBP (US Customs and Border Protection) advising that US Customs no longer has access to New York DMV records to establish ownership and thus to determine whether a used vehicle is approved for export. 

Please temporarily refrain from purchasing any New York state titled vehicles until we get more clarity on this situation. As of this moment, any New York titled vehicles most likely will NOT clear customs for export and therefore cannot be loaded on any vessels out of the US. This situation is developing and might change at any moment, please check with customs directly whether you can clear your vehicle or not, but we advise to temporarily avoid purchasing New York titled vehicles. 

Date: 02/07/2020

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