PFL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge Effective 1st of January 2022

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel (LSFO) price, for the last month, effective 1st of January 2022 an updated Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge will be applicable on all shipments.

• Australia to / from South Pacific will be USD $228 / TEU
• New Zealand to / from South Pacific Islands will be USD $156 / TEU
• Inter-Island will be USD $315 / TEU

Notes:
• Reefers: to be applied USD342 per TEU
• PFL reserves the right to review the LSFO surcharge monthly, following market bunker price fluctuations
• LSFO for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding, should you have any points of clarity please don’t hesitate to contact your local Pacific Forum Line representative.
Yours sincerely,

Pacific Forum Line


SNL Trade Notice: Australian Lane LSS Surcharge Adjustment Notice

Nov 29th, 2021

Dear Valued Customers:

According to the market situation, we would like to adjust our LSS surcharge on the Australia lane from January 1st, 2022, details are as follows:

LSS – Low Sulphur Surcharge

Effective from January 1st, 2022 (ETD Port of Loading)

 

Sinotrans Container Lines reserves the right to review the Low Sulphur surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above period and will provide 30 days notice if any adjustment is required.

If you have any further questions, please contact your local account manager.


PFL Trade Notice: Australian Bio Security Requirements

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to remind all customers that it is the cargo interests’ responsibility to ensure that all containers (dry and reefer) and break-bulk cargo is inspected and presented at origin ports completely free from any forms of contaminants, as this is an imperative requirement to conform with Australian Bio Security directive.

As a standard requirement, cargo presented to PFL at origin must be free of any contaminants be it dirt, vegetation, mud or any other risk residues at the time of receival.

Upon discharge in Australia, any cargo placed on hold for further inspection by Australian Bio Security and all costs associated with complying and rectifying will be for account of cargo interest (shipper or consignees) with PFL not being responsible for these associated costs.

PFL encourages all cargo interests to familiarize themselves with the Australian Bio Security requirements.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and should you have any further points of clarity please do not hesitate to contact your local PFL Customer service team

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line


SNL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Surcharge Update

Dear Valued Customer,

Sinotrans Container Line wishes to advise that following recent monitoring of Low Sulphur fuel price in the market covering the period August to October 2021, they will adjust LSS for the Australia to Asia service from 1st of December 2021 applicable for both Dry & Reefer Cargo as per the below table:

Effective Vessel/Voyage:

BNE: IRENES WAVE V2143N ETD: 3/12

MEL: TIAN SHUN HE V2108N ETD: 3/12

SYD: TIAN SHUN HE V2108N ETD: 7/12

BNE: TIAN SHUN HE V2108N ETD: 10/12

Sinotrans Container Lines reserves the right to review the Low Sulphur surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above period and will provide 30 days notice if any adjustment is required.

If you have any further questions, please contact your local account manager.

 


PFL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge Effective 2nd of December

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) wishes to advise that following monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel (LSFO) price, for the last month, effective 2nd of December an updated Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge will be applicable on all shipments. LSFO price has increased by more than 10% during the monitoring period, triggering the new tier of the surcharge.

• Australia to / from South Pacific will be USD $171 / TEU
• New Zealand to / from South Pacific Islands will be USD $117 / TEU
• Inter-Island will be USD $236 / TEU

Notes:

• Reefers: to be applied USD256.50 per TEU
• Pacific Forum Line reserves the right to review the LSFO surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above Q4 21 period
• LSFO for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you in advance for all your support and understanding, should you have any points of clarity please don’t hesitate to contact your local Pacific Forum Line representative.

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line

 


PFL Trade Notice: DP World Melbourne – Reefer Receivals 30th Oct – 6th Nov 2021

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) have been informed by DP World Melbourne that due to congestion and forecasted high reefer volume between the period of 30th October to 6th November 2021, the port will only allow 3 days reefer receival for the following vessels:

• Northern Guild v139N
• Hansa Bitburg v2121
• Majestic ORP9EN1MA

We encourage our customers to regularly check One Stop for receival dates for above those impacted vessels.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and undertake to keep you appraised as this position develops.
Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation, for any further points of clarity please contact your local Pacific Forum Line team.

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line


PFL Trade Notice: Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge Effective 21st of October

Dear Valued Customers,

Pacific Forum Line wishes to advise that following monitoring of Low Sulphur Fuel (LSFO) price, for the last month, effective 21st of October an updated Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge will be applicable on all shipments. LSFO price has increased by more than 10% during the monitoring period, triggering the new tier of the surcharge.

• Australia to / from South Pacific will be USD $133 / TEU
• New Zealand to / from South Pacific Islands will be USD $91 / TEU
• Inter-Island will be USD $183 / TEU

Notes:
• Reefers: to be applied at USD199 per TEU
• Pacific Forum Line reserves the right to review the LSFO surcharge should the fuel price increase or decrease by 10% during above Q3 21 period
• LSFO for Asia/Europe/Africa/Americas to & from the Pacific Islands and NZ to Cook Island trade is communicated separately

Thank you in advance for all your support and understanding, should you have any points of clarity please don’t hesitate to contact your local representative.

Yours Sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line


SNL Trade Notice: TRUTHFUL DECLARATION OF DANGEROUS CARGO

Dear Valued Customers,

False declaration, Non-declaration or Misdeclaration of dangerous cargo will not only seriously endanger the safety of vessels, cargo, and crew, but will also produce unpredictable serious consequences.

To maintain the normal commercial order and strengthen safety management, SNL will charge the liquidated damages of USD20,000.00 per container for falsely declared, undeclared or misdeclared dangerous cargo, and will claim all losses and expenses against the responsible parties and investigate their legal liabilities, effective immediately.

危险货物谎报、瞒报及错误申报不仅会严重危害船货和人员安全,还将产生不可预估的严重后果。为维护正常商业秩序、加强船货安全管理,即日起外运集运将对危险货物谎报、瞒报及错误申报的客户收取违约金USD20000/箱,同时将就全部损失和费用向责任方索赔并追究法律责任。

SNL is committed to providing safe, convenient, and excellent service. We sincerely hope that our customers do comply with the relevant laws and regulations, truthfully declare cargo information, and jointly create a safe transportation environment.

外运集运一直致力于提供安全、便捷和优质的服务,也希望广大客户能够遵守相关法律法规,如实申报货物信息,共同营造良好、安全的货物运输环境。

Thanks again for your kind understanding and support.

再次感谢您的理解与支持!


PFL TRADE NOTICE: Australia to and from Pacific Islands Rate Adjustment

Dear Valued Customers,

The global shipping industry continues to experience unprecedented challenges, amplified by the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, Pacific Forum Line have incurred several increased costs to operate our business including a dramatic increase in ship prices, increases to charter rates and container costs due to global shortages. Port congestion continues to impact capacity and scheduling and our pursuit to maintain the health and safety of our crew members comes at a high, yet necessary, cost.

Despite our continuing best efforts to minimize this impact on your business, we have made the difficult decision to increase our ocean rates to remain competitive and to sustain the scope and frequency of our services that you expect from Pacific Forum Line.

Effective for cargo loaded onboard vessels on or after 1st October 2021, freight rates will be adjusted at the levels below:

Pacific Forum Line appreciate your continued understanding as we balance these difficult times with our steadfast commitment to providing you with regular, reliable, and affordable shipping services across the Pacific.

Please do not hesitate to contact your local Pacific Forum Line sales or customer service representative for any points of clarity.

Yours sincerely,
Pacific Forum Line


PFL Trade Notice: Patrick Stevedore implementing Pondus Weighting Solution

Pacific Forum Line (PFL) have been advised by Patricks Stevedores that they have implemented the Pondus weighing solution in their terminals.

Pondus is an innovative weighing solution that helps drive safety across the container handling sector. Mis-declared containers create potential safety risks throughout the supply chain from transport companies to terminal operators and shipping lines. This new weighing solution, Pondus, helps identify mis-declared weights by statistically sampling containers for weighing and then automatically notifying customers of weight discrepancies (+/- 1t) allowing parties to better meet their Chain of Responsibility obligations.

Both import and export containers will be statistically sampled for weighing on the Pondus stand. Any mis-declared container found to be outside of the 1-tonne tolerance will be charged a Weight Amendment Fee. For import containers, the transport carrier will be charged and for export containers, the shipping line will be charged. For imports, carriers will be advised, via the VBS of the Pondus weight prior to picking up an import container from the terminal and provided with a link to the weigh certification. The number of boxes weighed will be governed by what is reasonably practicable given the operational circumstances prevailing at the time.

Patrick advised customers on 5 November 2020 that a new charge (Weight Amendment Fee) in relation to Pondus would come into effect from 4 January 2021 and has been applied to the Pondus process in Brisbane. This new charge will come into effect from 4 October 2021 in Melbourne.

A Weight Amendment Fee of AUD 230.00 per container plus GST will apply to all containers determined by the Pondus Stand to have a weight variance of greater than +/- one metric tonne within the documented weight (VGM). The Weight Amendment Fee will not apply to importers and exporters who accurately declare container weights.

The below provides a link to the Weight Amendment Fee previously published on Patrick’s website.

https://patrick.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Weight-Amendment-Fee-Landside-Pondus-v2.0-FINAL.pdf

In accordance with the Voluntary Pricing Protocol, Patrick is providing a notice of this new charge 60 days prior to the implementation of the new charge. Full details can be viewed here: https://patrick.com.au/customer-info/