Diary, Container Albania #12, Fall 2017

On October 21, 2017, we loaded P4P container Albania #12 bound for Durrës, Albania: 494 bicycles and 30 sewing machines. The container got trucked to Port Newark, then shipped to Haifa, Israel. The container vessel was the Asiatic Liberty. The route of the Asiatic Liberty in December 2017 included Haifa and Ashdod, Israel; Koper, Slovenia; Venice and Ravenna, Italy; and Durrës Albania.


Our international shipments always include a heap of logistics. But because of bad weather in and around the Mediterranean Sea, the Albania #12 container had more drama than usual, including a failed attempt to dock in Albania.

The good news is that Ecovolis, our partner in Albania, finally got the shipment on 29 December 2017, and unloaded it around midnight the same day.

Here’s the story. Roxana and Lauren work for the shipping companies we use.


On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Roxana wrote:

Good morning David,

We are waiting for the OBLS (Original Bills of Lading), I think we will receive them tomorrow or Monday, once I have them I’ll send them you.

Thanks!


On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Roxana wrote:

Dear David,

We will send OBLS to you.

Tracking number 770572513697

Thanks!


On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Roxana wrote:

David

We just received a notice from the SSL that ETA change


On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Roxana wrote:

Hello David!

Happy Halloween =)

I’ve not received the OBLS yet, I’ll check and advise

Thanks!

Best Regards,

Roxana


On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Roxana wrote:

Dear David

Please find below tracking number for your OBLS

770665449880

Best Regards,

Roxana


On Nov 6, 2017, at 9:48 AM, Roxana wrote:

Good morning David

Could you please confirm that you have received OBLS?

Thanks!


On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 8:04 AM, Roxana wrote:

Dear David

Please find below tracking of this shipment for your reference


On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Roxana wrote:

Dear David

The vessel has ETA for today, I’ll keep you posted about any update

Thanks!


On Dec 6, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Roxana wrote:

Hello David

Please consignee is doing customs clearance.

Thanks.


From: Roxana

Subject: Re: 13877 Re: ZIMUORF0741498
Date: December 11, 2017 at 11:22:15 AM EST
To: David Schweidenback

Dear David

Good morning,

Kindly note that the container did not discharge in Durrës port.

Below you will find the email we received from ZIM Line Albania:

Dear Client

We would like to inform you that vessel Asiatic Liberty arrived Durrës on Saturday 9th of December but due to bad weather conditions and huge delays, vessel omitted call. We will keep you informed about arrival of containers as soon as possible.


On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 4:11 AM, Lauren wrote:

Dear David,

I apologize due to the delay at the Port, I hope it is promptly fixed. Roxana and I will continue to update you on the status of this shipment.

Please let us know if you need anything else,

Lauren


On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Roxana wrote:

Dear David

Please note that consignee is still doing customs clearance, I’ll let you know once shipment is released.

Thanks!


On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM, Roxana wrote:

Dear David,

Hope you are doing well

Please note that we have not received any update yet.

I’ll keep you posted

Best Regards,

Roxana


From: Roxana
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:58 PM
To: David Schweidenback Subject: Re: 13779 II Re: 8016759110

Dear David

Website shows that shipment was delivered, I’m waiting for agent confirmation and I’ll confirm you.

Best Regards,

Roxana


From: Lauren
Date: December 19, 2017 at 6:32:27 PM EST
To: Roxana, David Schweidenback

Dear David,

The agent confirmed the shipment has been cleared from Tema Port.


From: Fran
Subject: Re: 13877 Re: ZIMUORF0741498
Date: December 22, 2017 at 10:20:14 AM EST
To: Roxana
Cc: David Schweidenback

Hello David!

I hope you are well. Here is the latest update:

Container ZCSU7071639 is expected to arrive tomorrow at the afternoon in Durrës port, Albania.

Thanks.


On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 5:40 PM, David Schweidenback wrote:

Howdy,

¿Did you get the container?


From: Ened Mato
Subject: Re: container
Date: December 30, 2017 at 12:48:36 PM EST
To: David Schweidenback

yesterday

Ened Mato
Ecovolis Director


Here are the ports of call of the vessel Asiatic Liberty on the fateful voyages. In the first voyage, the vessel bypassed Albania because of “weather and huge delays”.

Port Name Direction Local Arrival Local Departure
Haifa W 29-Nov-2017 30-Nov-2017
Ashdod W 30-Nov-2017 01-Dec-2017
Koper E 05-Dec-2017 06-Dec-2017
Venice E 06-Dec-2017 07-Dec-2017
Ravenna E 07-Dec-2017 08-Dec-2017
Haifa E 13-Dec-2017 13-Dec-2017
Port Name Direction Local Arrival Local Departure
Haifa W 13-Dec-2017 13-Dec-2017
Ashdod W 14-Dec-2017 15-Dec-2017
Koper E 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017
Venice E 20-Dec-2017 20-Dec-2017
Ravenna E 21-Dec-2017 21-Dec-2017
Durrës E 22-Dec-2017 23-Dec-2017
Haifa E 27-Dec-2017 28-Dec-2017

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