During the First Annual Conference of Authorized Economic Operator-RD, "Customs-Business Strategic Alliance: Security, Trust and Competitiveness" Economic Operator, which last August 2, 2016 was held at the Hotel J.W. Marriott Santo Domingo, were handed certificates to 9 companies, including IKEA, Gerdau Metaldom, Transporte Plaza Estevez, and Allegro Cargo, SRL, among others.
On July 1st of 2016, a new global regulation of the “Safety of Life At Sea” convention (SOLAS) will come into effect. The Dominican Republic is a signatory state of this very important international treaty. Chapter VI, part A, regulation 2, requires that before loading on a vessel, all export containers must have a declared verified gross mass (VGM). In other words, they must be individually weighted.
Fees are having "negative impact" on the fair, efficient and reliable movement of ocean cargo, according to a new report from the Federal Maritime Commission.
The FMC has released a report on detention, demurrage and free time. The Federal Maritime Commission has released a report on detention, demurrage and free time. The FMC posted a link for the report " Rules, Rates, and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time for Containerized Imports and Exports Moving Through Selected United States Ports " on its website. FMC Chairman Mario Cordero said the agency "has heard from many importers, exporters, and drayage trucking companies complaining about demurrage and detention charges that they must pay even though they cannot timely access their cargo or drop it off before free time expires." Last year the FMC held forums on port congestion in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Charleston and New Orleans.
PMA said ships will not load or unload cargo Thursday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday due to continuing ILWU slowdowns.
The Pacific Maritime Association said it will suspend vessel operations at West Coast port terminals on four of the next five days, rather than pay premium salaries to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The four dates affected by the suspension of vessel operations are today, Thursday, 2/12 (Lincoln’s Birthday); Saturday, 2/14; Sunday, 2/15; and Monday, 2/16 (Washington’s Birthday). PMA spokesman Wade Gates said the longshoremen are continuing slowdowns “that will soon bring West Coast ports to gridlock. What they’re doing amounts to a strike with pay, and we will reduce the extent to which we pay premium rates for such a strike.”
In an atmosphere of solidarity and love Enterprise Port Caucedo (DP WorldCaucedo) conducted cocktail with sponsors, clients and executives from the media, within their social responsibility plans to deliver a metal to contribution; Foundation nonprofit "Proyecto Educativo Caminante", a foundation located in the same town of Boca Chica, which working in the area since 1994 with children and adolescent victims of commercial sexual exploitation, or at high risk of being exploited.
With the goal of providing the latest quality standards in the industry of air, sea and road freight; through continuous innovation in services and processes to maintain a leading position in the Dominican market, offering excellence and value added in each operation, company born prestigious Allegro Cargo.