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Urgent News Regarding Gemini Shippers Group Annual Members Meeting
Good Morning Members,
Due to growing concerns about COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution,we have made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Gemini Shippers Group annual member meeting on June 16th in New York.
But, just because we cannot meet in person, does not mean we can’t share some of the great information we had planned for June. We will replace our meeting with a series of virtual webinars covering many of the topics we had planned. We are working with our great list of speakers now to arrange dates and we will we will have more details over the next several weeks on how to sign up for the events.
Great supply chains need to be nimble and adaptive, and our association is ready to rise to the occasion. We will have a great series of events for you to participate in. In the mean time we will continue to post all of our COVID-19 updates on the member site. Our team is here to help in any way we can during this difficult time, if you think we might be able to help in any way, we are just an email or phone call away.
Each year on May 22 our country celebrates National Maritime Day.
The United States has always been and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country’s foundation of prosperity and security. They power the world’s largest economy and strengthen our ties with trading partners around the world, all while supporting our military forces by shipping troops and supplies wherever they need to go.
The Gemini offices will close at noon on Friday December 23rd and be closed December 26th
reopening on Tuesday December 27th.
The Gemini offices will Close at noon on Friday December 30th and be closed January 2nd
reopening on Tuesday January 3rd.
Wishing You and Your Family a Healthy and Happy New Year!
Gemini Shippers Group/FASA
This morning the Hanjin Miami docked at the Port of New York’s Maher terminal, the first ship to do so since Hanjin’s filing for receivership.
Cargo operations will being today.
This morning we have learned that the International Longshoremen’s Association has decided to cease working on Hanjin ships and moving Hanjin cargo on the U.S East Coast ports.
It is our understanding the ILA policy is as follows:
- They will not work Hanjin vessels until the matter is resolved.
- They will work non-Hanjin vessels as normal including discharging Hanjin cargo to place of rest on the dock.
- They will not deliver Hanjin cargo currently on terminal.
We understand that Hanjin has asked for this funding and that an answer is not expected till early next week. We will continue to investigate this with terminal operators and port authorities to learn more on the ILA actions and their effect on cargo.
Gemini Shippers Association