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Port Notes - 9 July 2019

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE NOT COMING TO A PORT NEAR YOU MSC has entered its newest ship, the MSC GULSUN, into service. The vessel will operate between Xingang in China and Northern Europe. At 23,000 TEU’s, she now has the title of largest container ship in the world. Her length is 1,312 feet with a beam of 202 feet, and comes in at a fighting weight of 210,000 MT Gross Tons and 197,500 MT Deadweight. The vessel will handle containers 24 rows across. For port calls, 4 extra days are anticipated on the run. There are 12 more of these size vessels being built. These vessels are not anticipated to call on any US ports. FALL PROGRAM FOR PORT AND TERMINAL LEGAL STAFF The IAMP

Port Notes - 2 July 2019

From the Desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY (AROUND TARIFFS) "Made in China" catches the quick attention of US Customs but what about "Made in Vietnam?" While there are a number of commodities which are regulated and cannot be masked in regard to point of origin, other manufactured goods whose origins begin in China are undergoing final assembly in other Asian nations and coming in legally outside of tariff requirements. It is strictly illegal to re-label goods manufactured in one nation as a product of another but partially assembled products can be transshipped to other nations not under tari

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