Seapack is pleased to announce our alliance with the Tical Group in Central America. Headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, Grupo Tical is a full service Transporatation and Logistics provider. With offices throughout Central America, we are very excited about the potential to eventually serve all of Central America with this dynamic partner. Our initial plan is to commence service to Costa Rica and Panama, which we have already begun. We can also service the Nicaragua market and will soon be looking at servicing both Honduras and Guatemala. Tical has state of the art facilities as well as cutting edge technology. Two huge advantages which we can offer to our mutual customers. Tical has an extensive inland network that stretches throughout Central America. We are very excited to be working with them and look forward to continued success in growing both our Ocean Freight volumes, as well as our Air Freight volumes into Central America in the future!
Tical offices in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua:
Transportes Internacionales Tical S.A.
Del Aeropuerto Juan Santamaria
1 km al este carretera paralela a la Autopista General Canas
Contiguo a Saret
Attn: Ana Lucia Maffio
Transportes Internacionales Tical S.A.
Via Ricardo J. Alfaro
Edificio Century Tower Piso 6 Oficina 616
Attn: Giovanna Pinto
Transportes Internacionales Tical S.A.
Kiolmetro 8, carretera Norte, Antiguo complejo Kativo
Attn: Luis Cesar Murillo
Notice To The Trade
Freight Forwarder Commissions
Dear Valued Customer,
Please that effective March 23rd Seapack will pay the following rates of Freight Forwarding Commission:
As always, this will be calculated against the base or Net Ocean Freight Amount on the Seapack Bill of Lading.
All cargo received prior to March 23rd will calculated using the present rates of Freight Forwarding Commission in our tariff today.
If you have any questions please, contact your sales representative or the Customer Service Department at 1-305-592-1150.
Thank you for your continued support,
Members of the Caribbean Shipowners Association (CSO) call attention to 2013 General Rate Increases (GRI) and a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS). This announcement is intended to allow exporters and importers to more effectively plan for 2013.
GENERAL RATE INCREASE: General Rate Increases will be implemented as follows, applicable to all contract and tariff rates, northbound and southbound, to and from all CSO Caribbean basin service destinations:
PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE: Effective October 6, 2013 through December 15, 2013: A temporary Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) of $150 per TEU will be applied without exception southbound only to all CSO Caribbean basin service destinations.
Stress on availability of containers and space to serve exports from United States may be expected to last through the 2013 peak season.
This announcement of the PSS will allow exporters and importers to plan ahead and schedule cargo movements prior to and following the Peak Season period. As well, the Surcharge will enable carriers to recover the higher costs caused by projected increased volumes, including equipment positioning, labor overtime, port congestion, cruise liners and extra loaders.
Adjusting prices to reflect seasonal demand is a common practice in many industries and is designed to shift peak demand to better match supply thus avoiding service delays during peak periods. The surcharge will be assessed as follows:
The members of the CSO include CMA CGM, Seaboard, SeaFreight, and ZIM.
CSO members service trade lanes between the United States and the Caribbean destinations of Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St Barths, St Eustatius, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Vincent, Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname.
If you required further information please contact us ay (305) 592-1150 or by email.
SeaPack Christmas & New Years Schedule 2012
As celebration of Christmas and New Years, SeaPack offices and Warehouse will be closed on Tuesday December 25, 2012 and Tuesday January 1st, 2013 in observance of Christmas & New Years.
Our sailings will be as our regular schedule. Sailings and Cut-off will be as follows:
From Port Everglades / Wednesday Sailing to:
Haiti, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Guyana & Costa Rica
Cut-Off: All Cargo: (non bonded - non hazardous – bonded - hazardous)
• Cargo delivered to SeaPack by 4:00PM on Friday Dec 21, 2012
Vega Saturn V-74 Sailing from Port Everglades on Dec 26th.
• Cargo delivered to SeaPack by 4:00PM on Friday Dec 28, 2012
Arsos V-05 Sailing from Port Everglades on January 2nd.
Cut-Off &Sailing the Friday sailings remain the same.
Sailing 12/28/12, Cut-Off Wed. 12/26/12 @ 4:30 PM
Sailing 01/04/13, Cut-Off Wed. 01/02/13 @ 4:30 PM
Our entire organization wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy & successful New Year.
In 2011 Seapack handled 63 total airfreight shipments. Since Iris Fraga joined our company with the goal of developing our airfreight service, that shipment number has jumped to over 300 this year and we still have a couple of months to go! Guyana, Trinidad and Grand Cayman are our three largest airfreight markets, but we are also very active into Aruba, Curacao and Suriname. All in all, we have served over 16 different destination including Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as well as many of our Seapack ocean destinations. We also are one of a few forwarders in Miami licensed to handle prescription drugs from Miami to any international destination as both a warehouse and a forwarder. We regularly handle door to door movements. On this side we utilize our SEALINK inland service to pick up cargo locally and long distance to bring it to the Miami gateway. With weekly flights to the Caribbean with the best airlines we offer great arrival times, personalized door to door service inclusive of destination services including customs brokerage. We also handle temperature controlled shipments as well.
Letter from the president
As we come down the homestretch to 2012, we are all bracing for what we hope will be a busy holiday season. Seapack has been very fortunate this year, for in a tough economy we have managed to grow our core markets and expand into some new and exciting markets, specifically in Central America. Our affiliation with the Tical Group has already impacted us as we have successfully entered the Costa Rican LCL market. We excited with the prospects in Panama and Nicaragua as well. Eventually we will be entering the LCL markets into both Honduras and Guatemala as well.
Another area that is very encouraging is the growth of our Air Freight Service. We have shown a ‘year on year’ increase of almost 151% on both volume and revenue on airfreight handled out of Miami. This is just another service offering that we can offer to our customers both at destination and here in the U.S. We are also one of the few facilities in South Florida that is licensed by the State of Florida to handle Prescription Drugs.
We continue to offer a monthly LCL refrigerated service to our customer base in Grenada and soon hope to begin in St Lucia, a similar service. We can also consolidated for exclusive customers their own LCL frozen and/or chilled refrigerated consolidations. This gives our customers options that they otherwise would not have had.
Next year will see an expansion of our inland program which will offer more economical solutions for our customers to move their products from the suppliers to our warehouse for export. Sealink is opening eyes at our destinations as our customers are seeing savings on inland freight that they never imagined in the past. We are also hopeful that we will be offering at least 5 additional drop stations next year to complement our existing Miami, New York and Los Angeles warehouses.
Have a great ending to a challenging year. We are Seapack and here to service you, where Service Comes First!