San Diego/Otay, CA


Nov
23
2021
San Diego/Otay, CA

Good afternoon and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

 

Please note that Customs and Border Protection will observe Thanksgiving Day on  Thursday, November 25, 2021, with the following hours of operation:

 

Northbound                       8-2 pm   FAST and Perishable entries only.

 

Southbound                       9-2 pm  CTPAT certified exports only.

 

Our office and warehouse will be CLOSED, please contact us if you need special accommodations.

 

Please read the attached  Notice for details.

 

Have a great day.

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Nov
3
2021
San Diego/Otay, CA

Good afternoon,

 Please note that Customs and Border Protection will be observing  Veterans’ Day on Thursday, November 11, 2021.   Below are hours of operation.                                                                                                                      

 

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021:

Northbound                       8-2 pm   FAST and Perishable entries only.

 Southbound                       9-2 pm  CTPAT certified exports only.

 Please read attached Port Notice 2020-005 for details.

 

 RL Jones’ warehouses and offices will be open regular hours.

 

Have a great day.

Eduardo Acosta.

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Nov
2
2021
San Diego/Otay, CA

Release Date:  October 29, 2021

Starting Monday, November 8, 2021, new requirements will go into effect for travelers entering the United States at land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals.  

For the first time since March 2020, non-citizen travelers will be permitted to enter the U.S. through a land border or ferry terminal for a non-essential reason (i.e., tourism), provided they are fully vaccinated and can present proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Unvaccinated travelers may continue to cross the border for essential travel, including lawful trade, emergency response, and public health purposes.

 

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Nov
2
2021
San Diego/Otay, CA

 

Los Angeles & Long Beach Port Emergency Fee

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that effective November 1, 2021, an “emergency fee” will be assessed on ocean carriers for cargoes remaining on port Terminals in excess of specified periods:

  • For truck cargoes remaining on port 9 or more days after discharge
  • For rail cargoes remaining on port 6 or more days after discharge

The fee of $100 per container increases in increments of $100 per container per day (i.e., the fee will be $200 per container on Day 10, $300 per container on Day 11), and is compounded each day. 

These fees were developed in coordination with the White House’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and a number of supply chain stakeholders.  The purpose is to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume. The Ports will collect these fees directly from Ocean Carriers and the revenue will be re-invested by the Ports for programs designed to enhance the efficiency, accelerate cargo velocity, and address the impact of congestion throughout San Pedro Bay. 

 

Los Puertos de Los Ángeles y Long Beach Imponen una Tarifa de Emergencia

Los puertos de Los Ángeles y Long Beach anunciaron que a partir del 1 de noviembre de 2021, se cobrará una "tarifa de emergencia" a los transportistas marítimos por las cargas que permanezcan en las terminales portuarias en exceso de los períodos especificados:

  • Para las cargas de camiones que permanecen en el puerto 9 o más días después de la descarga
  • Para cargas ferroviarias que permanecen en el puerto 6 o más días después de la descarga

La tarifa de $100 por contenedor aumenta en incrementos de $100 por contenedor por día (es decir, la tarifa será de $200 por contenedor el día 10, $300 por contenedor el día 11) y se capitaliza cada día.

Estas tarifas se desarrollaron en coordinación con el “White House’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force,” el “U.S. Department of Transportation,” e interesados en la cadena de suministro. El propósito es mejorar el movimiento de carga en medio de la congestión y el alto volumen. Los puertos cobrarán estas tarifas directamente al “Ocean Carrier” y los puertos reinvertirán los ingresos en programas diseñados para mejorar la eficiencia, acelerar la velocidad de carga y abordar el impacto de la congestión en toda la bahía de San Pedro.

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Oct
30
2021
San Diego/Otay, CA

The Department of Homeland Security has released guidance for vaccination proof when crossing the border starting November 8. Basically, they will be following CDC Guidance.

Accepted Vaccines: FDA approved and authorized vaccines, as well as all vaccines that have an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization.

FDA has approved Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines. In addition to these three, WHO listed AstraZeneca and Sinopharm for emergency use. Please review the CDC guidance for additional information.

 


Travel Restrictions Lifted for Fully Vaccinated Foreigners in Land Ports starting Early November

 

Legal Resident Alien and Commuter Card Holders have until January to be Fully Vaccinated to Continue Crossing the Border

That’s right! Unless some clarification is issued by DHS, legal resident alien card holders, known as green card holders and any other foreigner (including Mexicans) with a valid work visa that have been crossing the border without a problem, will NOT be able to do so as of January 2022 unless they are fully vaccinated. This includes foreigners crossing for essential and non essential functions. For example, Mexican truck drivers will have to be fully vaccinated as of January to continue crossing.

People are considered fully vaccinated:
• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
So, please note workers will need to have their second dose vaccine (or one shot J&J) by December 17, 2021 to cross January 1, 2022.

 

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce

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Oct
29
2021
San Diego/Otay, CA

October 28, 2021

Dear ZIM Customer,

 

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have announced that effective November 1st, an “emergency fee” will be assessed against cargoes dwelling on port Terminals in excess of specified periods:

  • For cargoes designated for movement by truck remaining on port nine (9) or more days after discharge
  • For cargoes designated for movement by rail remaining on port six (6) or more days after discharge
  • The fee of $100 per container increases in increments of $100 per container per day (i.e., the fee will be $100 per container on Day 9, $200 per container on Day 10, $300 per container on Day 11…), and is compounded each day (i.e. total fees on Day 9 is $100, total fees on Day 10 is $300, total fees on Day 11 is $600) *see charge table below*

 

The announced fees were developed in coordination with the White House’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and a number of supply chain stakeholders. The announced purpose of the “emergency fee” is to incent timely removal of cargoes from the San Pedro Bay terminals, improving fluidity of the supply chain and reduce the critical level of congestion in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Ports will collect those fees directly from Ocean Carriers and the revenue will be re-invested by the Ports for programs designed to enhance the efficiency, accelerate cargo velocity, and address the impact of congestion throughout San Pedro Bay. 

 

The specifics of the fees have not yet been published; we will share those details with you – and publish an implementing Tariff Rule – as soon as they are available. To be clear, assessment of the ‘emergency’ fee will be in addition to previously published demurrage charges and will be invoiced to you. Given the short-term notice of the change in charges for terminal services – which fall well outside ZIM’s control - we understand that the assessment of this fee will put your company in a difficult position. We will continue to identify solutions that might help mitigate the impact of the Ports’ action; given the fact that your cargoes are typically manifested for discharge at Los Angeles or Long Beach and are identified for Merchant Haulage, this notice is forwarded so that you might take steps to remove your cargoes from the Terminal before they are subject to the fee. 

We appreciate your continued support and will keep you informed of developments as they occur.

 

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

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