NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
Please note guidance (attached documents) from Rear Admiral Timme, USCG, should ship agents have issues performing their job in light of the shelter-at-home orders from many states. Maritime Transportation System Recovery Units around the country and at USCG headquarters have been implemented. These units are tracking any disruption to the MTS including non-availablilty of port workers, agents, etc.
Agent deemed Essential Worker.pdf
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Latest.pdf
Industry Letter to VP Pence 20 March 2020.pdf
NAMO ltr re Critical Infrastructure Workers.pdf
By a vote of 9-4 at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 24, the City of Charleston adopted an emergency "Stay at Home" ordinance. This escalation in response to COVID-19 is the first such measure enacted by a South Carolina municipality. The ordinance orders individuals to stay in their homes and prohibits business operations except for "essential services."
In introducing the ordinance, Mayor Tecklenburg told City Council that the measure is not intended to be punitive or to limit movement to essential services. It is intended to strongly encourage citizens to stay home and to help flatten the curve.
The ordinance will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday March, 26 and is slated to last 14 days.
The list of "Essential Services" included in the ordinance is broad and includes:
See the ordinance for a comprehensive list of Essential Services.
Also, check guidance from Federal DHS about Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.
6601 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 3 3122
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
TO: IMPORTERS, CUSTOMSHOUSE BROKERS, AIR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CONTAINER STATION OPERATORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
SUBJECT: Cargo Clearance Center (CCC) Change in Hours of Operation
The purpose of this information bulletin is to notify you of the change in the service rendered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Cargo Control Branch at the Cargo Clearance Center (CCC).
Perishable entries that require cargo processing may be processed at Port Miami.
Location: 1500 Bahama Drive
Miami, FL 33132
Any issues or concerns regarding this information bulletin should be directed to Chief Diane Loredo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This material is intended to provide guidance. Recognizing that many complicated factors are involved in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) matters, entities may want to obtain a binding ruling under 19 C.F.R. Part 177. Reliance solely on this information may not be considered reasonable care. For in-depth information on the concept of reasonable care, the Trade community is referred to Treasury Decision 97-96, published in the Federal Register on December 4, 1997, and Customs Bulletin dated December 17, 1997. Please visit CBP's website at: www cbp gov.
Kemisha D. Sherrell APD, Trade Operations
Miami International Airport
THANK YOU to our community working hard to keep freight moving to provide our much needed necessities throughout this time.
Please share this video as a THANK YOU to the hardworking, essential folks delivering necessities within logistics and our supply chain.
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BLOG Balancing Working from Home.pdf
BLOG Coronavirus Advisory - Communicating During Crisis (1).pdf
USACE NAV/OPS Report
24 March 2020
CHARLESTON HARBOR POST 45:
-Entrance Channel Contract 1: GLDD hopper dredging to resume next hopper season.
-Entrance Channel Contract 2: Hopper dredge ELLIS ISLAND has departed for the season. Hopper dredge TERRAPIN ISLAND mobilized the week of 10 MAR 20 and is dredging new work material in AS 6 and 7.
-Lower Harbor Contract to Wando Welch Terminal (WWT): Norfolk Dredging bucket dredges Atlantic and Virginian dredging new work material in Wando River reaches.
-Lower Harbor Contract to Hugh Leatherman Terminal (HLT): Plans & Specs being finalized. Anticipate solicitation by the mid May 2020.
-Upper Harbor Contract: Plans & Specs expected to be finalized by mid April 2020. Anticipate solicitation by the mid June 2020.
CHARLESTON HARBOR O&M:
-FY19 CHARLESTON HARBOR UPPEER REACHES O&M: Southern Dredging has returned. Shoal 4 Navy Yard Reach complete. Shoal 3 Daniel Island Bend AD survey conducted.
-FY18 AIWW CRITICAL SHOAL DREDGING WINYAH BAY TO CHARLESTON: Goodloe completed Shoal 6 Matthews Cut before being released to Wilmington. Anticipate return of dredges in mid-April 2020 to complete the project.
LeadLine: Intel for Savvy S.C. Port Clients March 2020
Video: COVID-19 Update #2 From SC Ports (March 20,2020)
TEUs, Vehicles, and Inland Ports All Increase
HLT construction on-track for 2021 opening.
S.C. Ports had a record February for both cargo volumes at oceanside terminals and rail moves at inland ports. S.C. Ports moved 197,214 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in February. SCPA has handled nearly 1.64 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year 2020, from July through February, a 4% increase from the same time a year ago. The country's newest container terminal, the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, is on track to open in March 2021.
Volume Increase/HLT On-Track
Near-Port Spec Buildings Offer Ready Now Solutions
More than 7 million square feet of Class A spec buildings near SC Ports.
Spec building has dramatically accelerated near SC Port facilities in Charleston and Greer providing consumer goods importers with ready now solutions. Move-in-ready Class A buildings range from 100,000 sf single-loading facilities to 500,000 sf dual-load crossdocks with expansion capabilities up to 1 million sf. All of these buildings feature connections to high-performance port operations, available labor, a low-cost operating environment, and close proximity to the fast-growing Southeast U.S.
More Information On Spec Building Opportunities
March 19, 2020
As the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues around the world, the health and wellness of all South Carolinians is our top priority.
From an industry perspective, manufacturers are improvising to lessen disruptions to supply chains, staffing and demand. Businesses, big and small, are adjusting their daily operations to follow the most up-to-date recommendations from health officials.
While the full impact of COVID-19 is still unknown, we want to assure the business community that Team South Carolina is here to assist throughout this unprecedented event. In an effort to provide guidance and much-needed tools for our industry, S.C. Commerce has launched the online COVID-19 Business Resource Center.
Team South Carolina has repeatedly proven our ability to overcome adversity in times of crisis and emerge stronger and more united than before. In the weeks and months ahead, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to helping friends, family, neighbors and strangers as we prove once again our state's resiliency.
Secretary of Commerce
S.C. Department of Commerce
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia SC 29201
MSIB 11-20 Novel Coronavirus - Port and Facility Operations.pdf
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