This week the FMC laid out new guidelines to add transparency to detention and demurrage policies and fees that ocean carriers and port operators assess to shippers. The policy is a result of concerns from shippers being denied container pick-ups or dropoffs during the free period for reasons outside their control and then being assessed fees by the terminal operator or carrier.
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|WTDC is still loading boats, vehicles, and machinery onto special equipment and into containers. For OOG loadings that exceed DOT restrictions such as this diving boat we managed this month, WTDC loads directly at South Florida ports. Contact us for your next boat, vehicle or machinery loading.|
|Miami-Dade County reports a leveling off of COVID-19 hospitalizations this week and reopened its parks, marinas, and golf courses.The State of Florida announced a plan this week to reopen the state’s economy. The plan, however, does not include Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the counties with the most population and COVID-19 cases.|
Cruise ships berthing at PortMiami are announcing updates to their suspension on sailings. Notably, MSC announced this week that it will begin sailing July 10. On March 13, all cruises sailing from PortMiami were halted for 30 days and the suspension was later extended upon orders from the CDC. The article features a full list of cruise lines and their current sail dates.
WTDC pivoted its focus from Duty Free & Travel Retail inventory management to warehousing and transportation services to support the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an article published this week in Travel Markets Insider, WTDC President & CEO Sean P. Gazitua highlighted WTDC’s three phase approach to the unique business challenges presented by the pandemic.