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21st December 2015

Subject: MADAGASCAR - Advance Cargo Declaration (ACD)

Dear All,

Further to the Arrêté Interministériel n° 18837-2015 published in June 4th 2015, and the APMF n° 1436Bis/APMF/DG/15 published on November, 30th, 2015, Republic of Madagascar is now enforcing an Advanced Cargo Declaration (ACD) for all Import & Export shipments into/from Madagascar.
Applicable as from 1st December 2015, this declaration will allow Malagasy ports and customs authorities to carry out a risk assessment on cargo and ships.
It is mandatory that all parties (Shippers, Consignees, Shipping Lines, Owners or Charterers) complete their formalities before loading and arrival of cargo at POD as per regulations from the Government of Madagascar.
Information can be found on ACDMADA website: https://acdmada.com/
This new regulation imposes to Carriers and Customers to declare cargo information in advance and to ensure that:
- all cargoes (Import & Export) is accompanied by an Entry Summary Number (ENS) or an Exit Summary Number (EXS)
- all vessels have received a Movement Reference Number (MRN) prior to be allowed to call at any Madagascar port

A/ IMPORT CARGO INTO MADAGASCAR:
1. Customers will need to register and log in onto https://acdmada.com/ to proceed with the Advanced Cargo Declaration (ACD) and obtain an Entry Summary Number (ENS) for their respective shipments
2. ENS number must be provided to the Shipping Line prior loading in order to be included on the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest.
3. Shipping Line will proceed with the Advanced Manifest declaration to obtain the MRN (Movement Reference Number) from Malagasy port authorities.
4. ACD fees of EURO 100 per container will be collected from receiver at POD prior delivery of the cargo.
EURO 85 – Non Vat able
EURO 15 – Vat able

B/ EXPORT CARGO FROM MADAGASCAR
1. Customers will need to register and log in onto https://acdmada.com/ to proceed with the Advanced Cargo Declaration and obtain an Exit Summary Number (EXS) for their respective shipments
2. EXS number must be provided to the Shipping Line prior loading in order to be included on the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest.
3. Shipping Line will proceed with the Advanced Manifest declaration and will obtain the MRN (movement reference Number) from Malagasy port authorities.
4. ACD fees must be paid by the Shipper at POL prior issuance of the Original B/L or Waybill.
Therefore as from now please immediately ask your customers to start the registration process on ACDMADA website (https://acdmada.com/) and proceed with the ACD declaration for all shipments From/To Madagascar.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO AGENTS:-
Any fines/penalties arising as a result of non-compliance to the above will be debited and recovered in FULL from the responsible agent concerned.
Please ensure information is circulated to all people involved with Madagascar shipments within your organization.

In case of any questions, please contact us.

Yours truly
UAFL MANAGEMENT

17th December 2015

Subject: Rate Restoration Middle East/India/Pakistan to East Africa / Effective from 15th January 2016

Dear Valued Customers,

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs on our service from the Middle East/India/Pakistan to East Africa.
Considering that current levels are unsustainable for maintaining the present product offering, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.
In order to maintain a high service level and a comprehensive liner network; please be advised that with effect from 15th January 2016 the basic ocean freight rates for the traffic from the Middle East/India/Pakistan to East Africa will be increased for both dry and refrigerated cargo. This increase will apply on top of existing rates and will be subject to any surcharges applicable at the time of shipment.

Scope: Middle East to East Africa (Zanzibar)
Rate restoration: USD 100 per TEU (dry and refrigerated)
First effective vessel from Jebel Ali: m/v Delmas Keta voy 0692SS, ETD Jebel Ali 19th January 2016

Scope: India to East Africa (Zanzibar)
Rate restoration: USD 100 per TEU (dry and refrigerated)
First effective vessel from Nhava Sheva: m/v Delmas Keta voy 0692SS, ETD Nhava Sheva 15th January 2016

Scope: Pakistan to East Africa (Zanzibar)
Rate restoration: USD 200 per TEU (dry and refrigerated)
First effective vessel from Karachi: m/v UAFL Zanzibar voy 1235, ETD Karachi 23rd January 2016

For further information, please contact us
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of UAFL.

Best Regards
MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

16th December 2015

Subject: Rate Restoration Far East and China to Comoros

Dear Valued Customers,

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs on our Far East and China services.
Considering that current levels are unsustainable for maintaining the present product offering, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.
In order to maintain a high service level and a comprehensive liner network; please be advised that with effect from 01.01.2016 freight rates for the traffic from the Far East and China to Comoros(Moroni and Mutsamudu) will be increased by USD150/TEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to standard surchages applicable to the time of shipment.


The GRI will be applicable for all Bill of landings dated 01st January 2016 onwards.

For further information, please contact us
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of UAFL.

Best Regards
MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

20th August 2015

SUBJECT: Middle East Express Service - Product upgrade

Dear Valued Customers,

We are pleased to provide an update on our revised and improved service structure from the Middle East to East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands and vice versa.

Our two Middle East Express Service vessels, the m/v UAFL Zanzibar and the m/v Ponente, will maintain their current rotation and port coverage (including Zanzibar) with an improved frequency through all ports.

In addition to that, we will now offer weekly and direct departures from Nhava Sheva and Jebel Ali to Zanzibar. The first available sailing will be the Apulia voy 0292SS:

ETA Nhava Sheva 27th August

ETA Jebel Ali 1st September

ETA Zanzibar 17th September

This upgraded service underlines our commitment to the region and our policy to offer our customers a product that is second to none.

In case of any questions, please contact us.

MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

19th January 2015

SUBJECT: Rate Restoration East Africa Trade / Effective from 01.02.2015

Dear Valued Customers,

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs on our East Africa services. Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long term, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.

In order to maintain a high standard service level and a comprehensive liner network, please be advised that with effect from 01.02.2015 freight rates for traffic from the Middle East to East Africa including Tanga and Zanzibar, will be increased by USD250/TEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges applicable to the time of shipment.

The effective vessel from Jebel Ali is MV.UAFL Zanzibar voy 1226 ETA Jebel Ali 10.02.2015

For further information, please kindly contact UAFL UAE LLC, Dubai.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of UAFL.

MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

19th January 2015

SUBJECT: Implementation of Nosy Be Overtime Surcharge

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be guided, and in view of escalating costs to operate in Nosy Be, we will be implementing an Over Time Surcharge on all import and export units loaded / discharged in Nosy Be.

The quantum will be USD 75 per container, and implementation date will be as from Ponente v 1518.

The Over Time Surcharge is to be debited to and collected locally from exporters and consignees, and to be collected prior to the release of Bills of Lading and or Import Delivery Orders.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact your local UAFL Representative. Please be guided accordingly.

MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

14th January 2015

Dear All,

In view of the discontinuation of the MISA service we are pleased to inform you that we have reached an agreement with Maersk Line to charter slots on their MESAWA service.

For those of you who are not familiar with the MESAWA service, it is a weekly product with the following port rotation :- Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Port Louis, Jebel Ali.

This new service concept for UAFL enables us to continue to have a direct call South Bound from Jebel Ali, Nhava Sheva/Mundra to Durban & Port Elizabeth but also North Bound from Durban to Port Louis, Jebel Ali and India.

The agreement will commence with the sailing of the Richard Rickmers ETD Jebel Ali 22-23 rd January 2015.

The Slot Charter Agreement is between Maersk and DAL and covers UAFL as an affiliate of DAL. The relationship with Maersk will therefore be managed by DAL Hamburg and the interface locally to the Maersk agencies will be via the DAL agency organization.

We have agreed with Maersk on a fixed slot commitment which will be shared between DAL and UAFL and we have the possibility to use additional slots if available.

To make this service a success we therefore need your full support.

More specific details such as schedules and route, and operational procedures please contact UAFL local representatives.

MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

1st September 2014

SUBJECT: Rate Restoration East Africa Trade / Effective from 20 th September, 2014

Dear Valued Customers,

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs on our East Africa services. Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long term, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.

In order to maintain a high standard service level and a comprehensive liner network, please be advised that with effect from 20th September, 2014 freight rates for traffic from the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Asia to East Africa including Tanga and Zanzibar, will be increased by USD150/TEU and USD300/FEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges applicable to the time of shipment.

The effective vessel from Jebel Ali is UAFL Zanzibar Voy. 1223 / ETA Jebel Ali 27.09.2014

For further information, please kindly contact the respective load port offices.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of UAFL.

MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

09th July 2014

SUBJECT: Mozambique Channel Fee Surcharge

Dear Valued Customers,

Please note UAFL would herewith like to inform you that, following the decree 98/90 issued by the Mozambique Ministry of Transport, we will implement a related ‘Mozambique Channel Fee surcharge’, effective as from 14th July 2014 onwards until further notice.

The amount charged will be USD 50 / TEU for the ports of Maputo and Beira, while it will be USD 25 / TEU for Nacala, Pemba and Quelimane.

Moreover, the surcharge will be applicable for both Imports and Exports, and will be collected from the freight paying party along with the Ocean Freight and other charges.

The first vessels, as from which this surcharge will be applicable, are:

Athens 721 B
Falshoeft 905
Onego Buran 8R011
Caecilia Schulte 036N

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask your local UAFL representative.

MANAGEMENT
UNITED AFRICA FEEDER LINE

"Our team is constantly developing specialized, high-quality solutions that have sustained UAFL’s current regional status as Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands premier feeder service. We are able to ensure constant customer satisfaction through straightforward transactions, efficiency, competitive rates, value-added innovations and continuous progression. Our vessels link the Indian Ocean Islands and the East Coast of Africa with the rest of the world, providing access to global markets. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and an ability to make quick decisions to meet customer demands in a rapidly changing shipping environment."

MIKE MCKEOWN
UAFL - Managing Director

  UAFL FLEET
MV MARCAMPANIA and MV ATHENS both are Cellular Container Vessels.
  UAFL ROUTES
Four key trade lanes enable UAFL to provide fortnightly frequency direct to and from ports
routes
  UAFL EXTENDED SERVICES
UAFL now handles special cargo and offers stowage consultation
extended services
contacts sailing schedule