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TRACKING 3.0 : « MyTMT »

Your “MyTMT” space will go live this summer.

Accessible from our website group-tmtusa.com and developed in partnership with Solulog, MyTMT is your personal space for monitoring the course of your shipments.

With live updates, you will be able to trace both your sea and air cargo thanks to Wakeo’s predictive tool and updated information feedback..

This software integration gives us both the ability and promptness to anticipate the uncertainty of international supply-chain (delays, congestion, unscheduled transshipments, etc.). In an effort to accompany you daily through your shipment needs, we made it imperative to add this technology to better improve your experience.

Reach out to your TMT contact for more information about this service

TMT Belgium is moving!

TMT accompanies you all over the world and is constantly developing its range of services to guarantee optimal logistics solutions. Back in 2018, we created TMT Belgium in Antwerp counting on Chris Gallé, with 30 years of experience, to manage all operations. Now that our team has changed offices, this marks the newest expansion for TMT. (Photo of Priscilla Dartois and Natascha Steenacker)

At the heart of Europe’s 2nd port and its wide variety of terminals, we have also expanded our storage capacity to 18,000 m2 with direct connection to rail.

Whether it be forest products (breakbulk or containerized), wines & spirits, food products, chemicals or project cargo, the service and expertise at TMT remain intact. The close collaboration between the Belgian, French and American teams within Group TMT offers a variety of alternatives to all your projects.

“Bundling, transshipment, storage, projects…”

You can count on the experience of dedicated TMT Belgium teams to handle your import and export operations.

You benefit from the geographical and therefore logistical advantages offered by the port of Antwerp-Zeebrugge and its vast hinterland: an important road network open to Eastern and Northern Europe, supplemented by numerous international rail lines.

A PROJECT IN BELGIUM ? CONTACT TMT !

Schouwkensstraat 7 – BE‑2030 – ANTWERP ‑ BELGIUM 
Tél. : +32 33694391

FURTHER WEST

In the United States, on the Pacific coast, the congestion of the ports of Los Angeles and Oakland leads to a massive transfer of freight to the ports on the East coast, only shifting the problem from coast to coast that was already deeply affecting the US organization.
 
There is such a big amount of congestion that it is becoming harder and harder to get container in & out of terminals. Some terminals are reporting dwelling of 8 to 12 days.
 
For a long time we have been importing more than we export, the effects of Covid and its economic consequences have led many importers to increase their supply which led to a this situation.
The logistical power being under capacity must respond to a demand that greatly exceeds the supply.
 
– In today’s world, transport capacity from Europe on a DDU bases delivery to California for freight that can be contained in a 40 ‘container loaded at 44,000 lbs.

In all water (via the Panama Canal) we are in average transit time of more than 70 days (after boarding) for a cost exceeding more than 12,000 usd.
 
By air at more than 70,000 USD (conditions noted week 10)
 
By sea via the East Coast (New York or Norfolk) with transload in our warehouses and redelivery by FTL within a maximum of one month at 25,000 usd
 
In view of the capacity of our North American market to have to absorb these increases in import volume over the next few months, tensions on the transatlantic and transpacific are likely to be exacerbated.
“There would be an expected increase of 60% in the number of ships between China and the East Coast in the coming months due to changes in routes” alert Sea-Intelligence.

FUEL, THE LAST STRAW

If we have kept our tariff conditions on road transport, the fuel increase, the health situation, the additional costs linked to port congestion, the intransigence and rigidity of shipping companies policies in the management of franchises on port terminals and ramps have lead us to add into our inland tariffs a Fuel surcharge.
If on the European inlands, the Fuel surcharge (using different calculation methods) remains between 7% and 14%.
In the USA it is fuel surcharge has taken a big rise, depending on the indices it rates from 42 to 52% for the period from March 15 to 22.

For our part and in all fairness, we have decided to pass on all of these surcharges to our domestic transport on March 15.