10.13.2017 | Kuehne + Nagel San Francisco, CA Update

KN’s Disaster / Business Recovery Center is monitoring the fires in Northern California. We are pleased to advise that none of our employees have been affected by the fires in Northern California. Our KN San Francisco, CA (SAL) office is operating as normal. The FAA has reported flight delays due to lower visibility at SFO Airport, please check with airlines for the latest status.

We will continue to monitor and advise of any news affecting our operations.

10.11.2017 | Kuehne + Nagel San Juan, PR Update

Please be advised that Kuehne + Nagel San Juan, PR continues to be fully operational under the following conditions:

  • Kuehne + Nagel staff continue to work under difficult circumstances. Some are still working from the property owners offices with laptops and some staff are working from the hallway of our main office to facilitate the connectivity available from the main office I.T. Network System. The main office will remain closed until repairs are complete due to flooding from Hurricane Maria.
  • The telecommunications service provider was able to finalize the installation of the WiFi antennas and configuration of the system from the main office to the warehouse.  Today we will verify that connectivity is working, that way we can have everyone working back in the warehouse so we can start with other work that the office needs to be operational again.
  • Telephone system is still down. Please contact SJU BM / Gilda Collazo cellular at +1-787-648-7554 for any urgent matters.
  • The Kuehne + Nagel staff continues to handle daily business transactions but continue to face some constraints with the airlines ground handlers and steamship lines local agents, but cargo is moving (imports and exports).
  • Shipping lines are operating, but the terminals are totally saturated and all the processes have to be done manually and with messengers. This slows down every move considerably.
  • The situation at the airport is still chaotic with the warehouses of the airlines being damaged and airlines request immediate pick up of import cargo. Kuehne + Nagel SJU nevertheless is getting shipments in and out. But, all the processes are manually and messengers have to be used for everything.
  • US Customs is operational, but they are still working in only one of the three locations that they have in the metro area.  The airport office is still closed as of today.
  • Kuehne + Nagel SJU has started receiving regular cargo, not only the aid-relief cargo which was the case the last few weeks.

 

 

07.10.2017 | LAX & LBG Marine Terminal Operators to Increase Traffic Mitigation Fee

The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced an increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2017. As a result, Kuehne + Nagel will increase the TMF in quotes and billings by like amounts effective for cargo gating in or out of port terminals on or after August 1, 2017.

The TMF will be $72.09 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $144.18 per forty-foot container. The TMF is charged only on containers that are moved between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. No TMF is due for containers moved during Off-Peak shifts (6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on weekdays or 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays). The TMF was introduced in 2005 to reduce daytime port congestion, and its proceeds help pay for the night and Saturday terminal shifts. For more information, click here >>.

Should you have additional questions, please contact your local Kuehne + Nagel branch office or representative.

06.06.2017 | Qatar Crisis impacts Air and Ocean transports

Several Middle Eastern countries severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and blocked flights and ocean transports to the country from its airports and seaports.

Our Kuehne + Nagel Airfreight Team is closely monitoring the situation and working with Qatar Airways and other carriers to make sure any cargo on hand in Doha (DOH) is scheduled as priority to be returned back to its U.S. origin. Kuehne + Nagel Airfreight gateways in Washington Dulles (IAD), Atlanta (ATL), Dallas (DAL), Chicago (CHI), Los Angeles (LAX), and Mexico (MEX) have established space and allocations with alternative carriers to destinations which cannot be serviced by Qatar Airways.

Several ocean carriers have stopped the acceptance of all bookings to and from Qatar effective immediately. Our Kuehne + Nagel Seafreight Team is also closely monitoring the situation, and any active bookings are under review and notifications will be sent as appropriate.

We will keep you posted as we receive further updates from Qatar Airways and other carriers.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact your local Kuehne + Nagel representative.