News

Please review the updated & much improved Sallaum Lines Vessel Schedule and put plans in place to deliver all booked cargo.

NOTE:

-Freeport - Any cleared cargo that does not load on the Symphony will load on the Condor July 8th

-All other POL’s - Any cleared cargo that does not load on the Symphony will load on the Crown a few days later

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Date: 06/29/2020


Please note below July Terminal Closings:

 

Independence Day, Friday July 3rd, 2020  

Baltimore Dundalk     CLOSED

Freeport                      OPEN

Jacksonville               OPEN

NYC ~ NYCT               OPEN

Providence                 CLOSED

Savannah  Roro          CLOSED

Wilmington                  CLOSED

Date: 06/26/2020


Due to the most recent fire incident on a vessel servicing the West African trade, we need to remind everyone of Sallaum Line’s battery safety policies and procedures for all delivered Vehicles. ALL delivered vehicles (POV’s) must have access to the battery housing as illustrated in the pictures below.

NOTE: For those newer vehicles such as Mercedes/BMW/Ranger Rover’s that may have the battery housing in the trunk and or under the back seats, we ask you to make sure that such battery housing areas are not obstructed and are exposed so that our Terminal/Stevedoring crews are able to perform the required battery cable removal during loading operations.

Safety is our top priority and our battery cable removal procedure is to protect all stakeholders that may be impacted, such as terminal crews, stevedoring crews, vessel crews and your customers who invested in such vehicles.

Please communicate and coordinate with your delivery drivers so that everyone is on the same page and everyone is doing their part in ensuring safety and protection for all stakeholders.

 

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Date: 06/24/2020


Ghanem Shippers, please note Grimaldi-ACL WAF upcoming and current Forklift Booking procedures.  Please be reminded that they will stop accepting Forklift Bookings at ALL US Ports on July 7, 2020.  Please consider your vehicle status when planning to ship with Grimaldi-ACL to avoid port rejection on delivery for damaged vehicles.  Please refrain from buying forklift units planned for Grimaldi-ACL vessels at least 10 days prior to this July 7th change of procedure to give drivers ample time for deliveries and make other shipping plans if needed.  

*Important - the Jacksonville, FL Grimaldi-ACL port has posted this announcement: “If there is heavy damage to the front or rear of the car, it MUST be booked as a Forklift.  NO Exceptions”

-this means they will charge the additional Full Forklift fee for running/operable units based on damage assessment – Please be careful to avoid this

 

*Please ask Ghanem Staff for other forklift booking options to West Africa – Docs@gforwarding.com

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Date: 06/19/2020


We were just informed by the Newark Red Hook Terminal staff, the terminal will be closed for deliveries Friday June 19th and will re-open on Tuesday June 23rd.  We apologize for the late notice and we are working on possible alternatives.  In the meantime, please divert your cargo to Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA for these two delivery days.

Date: 06/18/2020


Please note below from Grimaldi-ACL directly: “Forklift units create poor operational productivity along with higher risk of these low value units being abandoned on Grimaldi terminals in Africa. This results in congestion on ground and delays with ships unloading, causing disruptions with our service in the terminals in Africa. This requires a change in our policy and a decision has been made to ban this cargo on board Grimaldi vessels. *Effective July 7th, forklift units will no longer be accepted in any port of loading.”
Please consider your vehicle status when planning to ship with Grimaldi-ACL to avoid port rejection on delivery for damaged vehicles.  Please refrain from buying forklift units planned for Grimaldi-ACL vessels at least 10 days prior to this July 7th change of procedure to give drivers ample time for deliveries.
*Please ask our staff for forklift booking options to West Africa – Docs@gforwarding.com
Date: 06/17/2020


Please see below recent announcement from Grimaldi-ACL concerning Vessel Status:

“The fire on board the Hoegh Xiamen has been declared extinguished.  However, we are still waiting for the authorities to give the green light to have a joint inspection with all the concerned parties. Only after this joint inspection will it be possible to inspect and assess the damaged units.

In due course we will advise. The vessel is still alongside in Jacksonville … In the meantime, due to current prohibitive temperatures especially in very upper decks, it is not yet possible to access the ship. We are in constant contact with Authorities to follow all safety protocols and rules. At this stage still not possible to give a clear timeline with reference of cargo inspection and eventual damages assessment. Will revert in due course.”

*Further News on the Vessel status are widely available online – search: Hoegh Xiamen

*We will update shippers as we receive more information from Grimaldi-ACL

Date: 06/17/2020


Per Grimaldi-ACL – “We are pleased to advise that fire on board on the Hoegh Xiamen, despite not yet possible to confirm, seems to be extinguished on all cargo decks whilst still going only on deck 12 (accommodation deck). The vessel is still alongside in Jacksonville and as of now still shore equipment’s in use to cool up the hull. In the meantime, due to current prohibitive temperatures especially in very upper decks, it is not yet possible to access the ship. We are in constant contact with Authorities to follow all safety protocols and rules. At this stage still not possible to give a clear timeline with reference of cargo inspection and eventual damages assessment. Will revert in due course.”
Date: 06/11/2020


Please be advised that our main Baltimore terminal South Locus Point is accepting all POV mobility types without any delay. So please advise all your drivers accordingly.

Date: 06/11/2020


Due to the most recent fire incident on a vessel servicing the West African trade last week, we need to remind everyone of Sallaum Line’s battery safety policies and procedures for all delivered Vehicles. *All delivered vehicles (POV’s) must have access to the battery housing.

NOTE: For those newer vehicles such as Mercedes/BMW/Ranger Rover’s that may have the battery housing in the trunk and or under the back seats, we ask you to make sure that such battery housing areas are not obstructed and are exposed so that our Terminal/Stevedoring crews are able to perform the required battery cable removal during loading operations.

Safety is our top priority and our battery cable removal procedure is to protect all stakeholders that maybe impacted, such as terminal crews, stevedoring crews, vessel crews and your customers who invested in such vehicles.

Please communicate and coordinate with your delivery drivers so that everyone is on the same page and everyone is doing their part in ensuring safety and protection for all stakeholders.

Date: 06/11/2020



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