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ASF Logistics is a Mobile, AL based full service international logistics provider, freight forwarder, NVOCC, and custom’s house broker. ASF specializes in providing customers with solutions that provide for the optimum flow of goods, materials, and information. All business conducted as an Ocean Transport Intermediary as defined by the Federal Maritime Commission is conducted only by ASF, Inc. ASF, Inc is licensed with the Federal Maritime Commission as an Ocean Freight Forwarder and Non-Vessel Operating common carrier under Ocean Transport Intermediary License No. 020898NF.

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Over the past several weeks, the situation with trucking in the US has continued to deteriorate to an unsustainable level. In many markets, we are facing significant issues and delays in locating draymen to execute our work orders, resulting in delayed pick-ups and deliveries, as well as significant cost increases.

The primary challenges we are dealing with are as follows:

The US trucking industry is facing a growing shortage of qualified drivers in both the international and domestic markets.

Growing congestion in US Ports and Marine Terminals and Chassis Shortages

New regulations requiring commercial trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices resulting in increasing operating costs including driver waiting time, chassis split, layover, and surcharges for congestion.

Winter weather in the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Pacific Northwest, Southeast and Gulf regions.

The following areas are specifically difficult at the current time:

Columbus
Chicago
Charlotte
Charleston
Detroit
Dallas
Houston
Memphis
Norfolk
Savannah
St. Paul

Many truckers and Carriers are now implementing General Rate Increases and Sea Carriers are imposing Emergency Intermodal Surcharges. CMA-CGM recently announced an Emergency Surcharge in the amount of $300 per container and others will likely follow.

The ASF customer service team will work with our valued customers on measures/actions in an effort to mitigate any delays/additional costs resulting from the aforementioned factors. It is essential that we proactively work together in securing transportation bookings with as much lead time as possible.


We thank you for your business and continued support. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your usual contacts at ASF.
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Georgia Ports Aiming for 10M TEU Capacity

At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.

"Georgia is home to both the single largest container and roll-on/roll-off facilities in North America," Lynch said. "Our goal is to maximize capacity, create jobs and reduce impact on our local communities."

Lynch provided an overview of GPA's 2028 Plan that calls for 42 ship-to-shore cranes, 200 yard cranes, new RTG lanes and significant intermodal expansion in Savannah. The GPA will soon open its second inland terminal in Northwest Georgia and break ground on the Mason Mega Rail project at Garden City Terminal. Combined, both intermodal projects will open new markets while significantly reducing rail crossings and over the road freight through Savannah, Atlanta and beyond.

Lynch announced that Savannah's outer harbor dredging will be finished in March, bringing the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to 50 percent completion. Deepening the inner harbor should be complete by late 2021, allowing Neo-Panamax vessels to take on more cargo and transit the river with greater scheduling flexibility.

The GPA plan includes three elements for success - space, infrastructure and connectivity. To accommodate additional warehousing, the Authority has opened five parcels of land at its Savannah International Trade Park for private development. Only five miles from Garden City Terminal, the site is quickly expanding to add up to 5 million additional square feet of distribution space on five 100-acre parcels.
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ASF Logistics strives to be the company of choice for global logistics by fostering a collaborative environment of partnerships, teamwork, and creativity. Our goal is to consistently deliver a competitive advantage to our customers through innovative and customized solutions which add value and sets them apart from their competitors.

Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions

  • Vendor management
  • Document management
  • Information management
  • Purchase order management
  • Cargo management and flow optimization
  • Consolidation
  • Carrier management
  • Transport management
  • Import planning and coordination
  • Customs house brokerage
  • Cross-docking and trans-loading
  • Distribution

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