By Gavin van Marle 18/09/2020 Photo 191227726 © Martin Hatch – Dreamstime.com UK forwarders and shippers who route cargo through the port of Felixstowe will be unable to return empty containers to the port until at least 23 September.The UK’s largest container port continues to grapple with crippling congestion.Maersk told customers today it would “temporarily cease acceptance of empty container restitution at the port of Felixstowe”.But it added: “We will allow inland restitution of empty containers without penalty.”CMA CGM has also placed a ban on empties going to Felixstowe and has requested they be returned to London Gateway for the time being.Although neither carrier has put a date on when they would begin to accept empties again at Felixstowe, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said it would not be before next Wednesday.Director general Robert Keen said: “The operational performance at Felixstowe has been very challenging for some time, but over the last 24 hours the issues have escalated to a level that could be disastrous for our members’ businesses, which have already been hard hit by Covid-19.“The latest port ‘initiative’ would appear to be an attempt to overcome the huge congestion that has developed, which has led to significant haulage problems for our members, as many containers can neither be collected nor returned.“Empty containers will have to be restituted to inland container parks, which will lead to an escalation in haulage costs for members using merchant haulage; as well as quay rent and demurrage issues and expenses, which are difficult to pass on to our members’ customers,” he added.Carriers and forwarders alike have attributed the problems at Felixstowe to a range of causes, including port staff shortages, haulage driver shortages, a pre-Golden Week holiday import surge and delayed vessels from Asia not meeting their berthing slots due to weather and typhoons in Asia. All this, in combination with other factors, has led to the port’s vehicle booking system (VBS) becoming unworkable.Colin Haines, business development manager at Cargo Overseas, told The Loadstar: “The VBS situation is unsustainable and is having a major impact on our industry and, more importantly, on the service we can provide to our clients.“We understand port of Felixstowe is still using the government’s furlough scheme, but there is clearly work which requires the [staff’s] return. Now, more than ever, we need the infrastructure of the UK to be fully functional to alleviate the challenges we face rather than to exacerbate them.”Mr Keen called for the port’s management to respond to forwarders’ concerns: “Our members say that the port authority is merely paying lip service to any enquiries they make, which is unacceptable for a port authority which owns the UK’s busiest container port.“The debacle in 2018, when the port undertook a disastrous migration to a new in-house terminal operating system, appears to be at the root of the current VBS problems, exacerbating the congestion problems.“BIFA members have suffered two years of poor service from the port, and it is high time it considered BIFA members as direct customers and show some willingness to discuss compensation for the damage caused to, and increased costs incurred by, those members.“At the very least, the port authority should extend free-time for quay rent and demurrage,” he said.Some vessels scheduled to call at the port have begun to make diversions to other UK gateways. The Loadstar confirmed today via AIS data that the 18,000 teu Eleonora Maersk, deployed on the 2M’s Asia-North Europe AE7/Condor service and due to arrive at Felixstowe on Sunday, will call at London Gateway instead.Related: Menzies and Felixstowe beset by problems – but one is handling it well
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Los Alamos County Library staff hold a virtual meeting Tuesday morning. Courtesy/LACBy KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily [email protected] doors of the Los Alamos County’s libraries may be locked and their interiors dark but looks can be deceiving.The fact is the pandemic shuttered the physical buildings but online, the Los Alamos County Library System is operating at full steam with a multitude of services. Library patrons can check out the libraries’ offerings at their webpage.“I would like for the public to know that even though we are physically closed, there are a number of resources available online in digital format,” Library Manager Eileen Sullivan said. “And our library staff is working behind the scenes to increase access to our eBooks and audiobooks and other digital services.”Online, library patrons can find anything from streaming music and movies to eBooks and eMagazines.Sullivan said the library provides access to a variety of electronic content through Overdrive and Hoopla. Plus, patrons can explore RBDigital, which is an online magazine collection.The library just added movies to OverDrive. On Overdrive, patrons can check out eBooks for 14 days, audiobooks for 21 days and streaming videos for five days. Additionally, they can borrow up to seven items and put up to eight items on hold.If they are checking out material on Hoopla, then eBooks, audiobooks and comics can be borrowed up to 21 days. Movies and TV shows can be streamed up to three days, and music for seven days.As for RBDigital, there are more than 54 magazines available to borrow and there is no limit on how many can be checked out each month. For Hoopla content, patrons can borrow up to eight items per month. Sullivan said this was increased from the usual four items per month.Additionally, she said that library staff are issuing temporary library cards by phone to those who haven’t applied for a card prior to the shutdown.Sullivan said the libraries have other services available online. She said the library system is hosting a fun online challenge called Books Gone Viral Bingo Challenge. It encourages participants to try out various activities such as reading a poetry anthology, playing a board game and hosting a video chat. When an activity is completed, participants mark on their “bingo sheet”.Once a row on the sheet is complete, they are encouraged to take a selfie with it and post it on the County’s Community Services Department Facebook page.For students who are homeschooling during the school closures, Sullivan said there are numerous resources to assist with schoolwork at any age, including online homework and tutoring help through Brainfuse. She added there also is Kids Information Bits, which provides age-appropriate magazines and reference that are specifically geared towards children.Plus, patrons can access anything from Mango Connect to learn a new language to Heritage Quest to research their families’ roots.Sullivan said the library system’s online services are popular.“Definitely,” she said, “We are seeing an increase in electronic checkouts.”Sullivan added having the library’s services available to the public, especially now, is important.“I think this is a particularly unusual time we are going through and there is a lot of uncertainty and anything our library can do to continue to serve our public and community is valuable,” she said. “I think people’s needs vary greatly. Some need entertainment and distraction … other people have very specific information needs – whether homeschooling a child, learning a new skill, or staying informed about our current crisis and I think it is important for us to be present and available to offer services to the community during this time.”For questions, information or assistance, library staff is available to help. Sullivan said a librarian is at the library 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Patrons can call 505.662.8250 or email [email protected]
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Past seasons of American Crime Story have focused on O.J. Simpson’s murder trial and the assassination of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Murphy, 52, who earlier this year signed a five-year contract with Netflix that’s reportedly worth up to $300 million, has a number of other projects already in play. In addition to working on an American Crime Story season about Hurricane Katrina, he’s also casting an eighth season of American Horror Story and has been developing Feud 2, based on Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce. Related “I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,’” he told the publication. “‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the god****n money.’” Murphy added that he’s already informed Lewinsky of his decision. ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(HOLLYWOOD) — Ryan Murphy has nixed the idea of doing an American Crime Story season about Monica Lewinsky.In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the famed showrunner explained he’s no longer interested in making a new season of his hit F/X series about the former White House intern, despite having optioned Jeffrey Toobins’ book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down the President. “Still talking about it. We’re still deciding it,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly last month of Feud 2. “I have the new Netflix deal and I have all my shows with Fox, I don’t want to do something unless the scripts are ready and the casts are ready. I’m taking my time and just trying to get everything right.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico