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DGX - Dependable Global Express
Dear Valued Customer,
The following is provided for your information:
The offices listed below will be closed for the holiday as follows:
July 3 (Observed)
Please remember that certain offices are across the International Dateline. The dates above for the non-USA offices holidays are their dates, not the actual U.S. date.
Pier Pass Increase
On June 30, 2020, the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced a 4.2% increase to the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF), or Pier Pass Fee, for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach effective August 1, 2020.
In light of this increase, DGX will increase the Pier Pass fee charge as detailed below effective August 1, 2020. The below will apply to all container types.
FCL 20’ container: the Pier Pass Fee will increase to $38.47
FCL 40’ container: the Pier Pass Fee will increase to $71.94
FCL 45’ container: the Pier Pass Fee will increase to $71.94
Any mitigation and/or delays of the increase will be passed along as applicable.
USMCA Effective July 1, will replace NAFTA
The United States will be entering a new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada effective July 1, under USMCA, which will replace NAFTA, the previous agreement. The primary industries and items impacted by USMCA include the auto industry, dairy and poultry markets, and intellectual and property rights. Under NAFTA, the rule for automobiles mandated that 62.5% of an automobile’s value must come from that governed region. USMCA will increase this requirement to 75% of the automobile’s value. While with NAFTA, the Canadian government had only given 1% of its dairy and poultry market to the USA, USMCA will now raise this to 3.6%. As for intellectual property, USMCA will extend copyrights to authors for 70 years (from 50) and will include digital protections. There are also labor provisions in USMCA. The minimum wage of automobile industry laborers (which must produce 40-45% of all automobile parts in a factory) must be paid a minimum of $16 per hour by 2023. In summary, USMCA is expected to incentivize more domestic production of vehicles, and provide more access to Canada’s dairy market.
The airlines are slowly starting to return to higher levels of activity in terms of the number and frequency of scheduled flights, both domestically and internationally. This is causing air rate levels to ease up slightly but not completely back to pre-Covid 19 levels. This is still a positive sign in the air cargo industry and to all the shippers worldwide which count on the speed and economy of airfreight to send products, equipment, parts, and many essential goods to their final destinations. Our air freight team is monitoring the market daily and have their thumb on the pulse of the current polymorphic nature of the 'flying' industry. Please contact our airfreight team to make sure you are receiving the most beneficial routing and best current pricing. We are here and ready to assist and can be reached by phone U.S. toll free 888-488-4888, International 310-669-8888 ext. 2009 or by email email@example.com.
New Solar Installation at DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express in Honolulu
Congratulations to DHX for completing the solar microgrid project at the Honolulu Terminal. DHX worked with REC Solar, who designed, engineered and installed 360 solar panels on the roof of DHX’s new warehouse and distribution center in Honolulu. Located on one side of the roof, the 133-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system eliminates 152 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually – that’s equivalent to removing about 33 passenger cars from the road for a year. With the first phase of the project completed, the next phase includes the installation of more solar on the alternate side of the roof. The additional clean energy will provide electric vehicle charging capacity for a planned transition to electric vehicles (EV) in the future.
COVID 19 As It Affects Our Business
We would like to offer ongoing updates on the fluid Covid-19 impact on logistics:
- All DGX Offices are operational and working regular business hours
- All DGX Staff that are able to perform their duties from home are telecommuting
- All CFS/Gateways are open and working regular hours
- All ports and terminals are open
During these challenging times, in consideration of all of us, we ask that you wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash your hands. Please be safe!
DGX Blog – Shipping Insights
We encourage you to visit our blog at www.dgxglobal.com to see our latest updates, progress, helpful hints, and shipping insights. Once there you can access links to our other social media pages, where we share company items we believe are newsworthy.
Should you have any questions, please contact your local DGX office or representative, or call us at 888-488-4888 or at 310-669-8888.
We wish that you and your families stay safe and we thank you for your continued support. Our entire team stands ready to assist you. Together we will come out the other side of the coronavirus pandemic stronger.
Thank you for your business – we appreciate it!