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 OffPeak 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.