Worker Strike in Barbados Ended, Operations Resume Please be advised, the strike in Barbados has ended. At this time, vessel operations (M/V Hamburg Trader Voyage 216) at Bridgetown have resumed. As always, we thank you for your continued support.
Please be advised of major congestion at the port of Santo Tomas, Guatemala due to a recent increase in container inspections by the Guatemalan government. At this time, both imported and exported cargo is being impacted. All shipping lines are unfortunately facing similar delays. We will provide updates when we receive more information. As always, we [...]
As previously announced the SOLAS VGM regulation requires the shipper to provide the verified gross mass (VGM) to Seaboard Marine prior to loading the container on-board a vessel effective July 1, 2016. To comply with this international regulation Seaboard Marine must adhere to a “NO VGM – NO LOAD” policy therefore your submission of [...]
As a part of our ongoing effort to keep our valued customers informed and prepared for new SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirements, we would like to advise any shippers moving Breakbulk or Unit cargo via PortMiami of new documentation requirements required at time of delivery. Effective July 1st, 2016 any exporter delivering Breakbulk or [...]
Please be advised, the ship channel in Houston, Texas U.S.A. is now open. At this time, operations on the M/V Seaboard Ocean have commenced. See previous advisory.
To our valued customers, Please be advised, the ship channel in Houston, Texas U.S.A. is closed today due to strong currents stemming from severe flooding. At this time, the M/V Seaboard Ocean is at anchor in Houston awaiting permission from the Houston Pilots Association to continue operations. The M/V Hansa Meersburg is currently on schedule [...]
Seaboard Marine wishes to advise its valued customers of a vessel fuel charge increase to / from the following countries effective July 3, 2016; Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The increase and new levels per equipment type are as follows: Equipment Increase New Amount 20' Dry Container $ [...]
To our valued customers, Beginning July 1, 2016, container weight verification requirements will be enforced as outlined by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), an international maritime safety treaty. Following the effective date, it would be a violation of SOLAS, applicable global law, to load a packed container onto a [...]
To our valued customers, We received notice that the strike at the port in Santo Tomas, Guatemala was resolved this weekend. The port has re-opened as of today. The Port Authority has advised of potential delays due to high volume accumulations both entering and leaving the port. We are diligently working to expedite movement wherever [...]
To our valued customers, Please be advised, in protest of port congestion at the entrance to Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala, truck drivers are on strike. The strike is likely to delay northbound cargo destined for Miami, Florida U.S.A. Further delays to southbound cargo are also a possibility until the situation is resolved. We will [...]