SmartWay Excellence Award Winner! (10.03.16)
RPM Harbor Services, Inc. was honored on October 3, 2016 for a fourth consecutive year with the 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. RPM Harbor Services, Inc. was one of 53 companies to receive this distinction, and the only drayage company representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's 3,500-plus Partners. Click here to watch the video which highlights our achievement.

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Marine Terminal Operators at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Adjust TMF on August 8 (07.14.16)
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today announced a 1.9 percent increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, scheduled to take effect on August 8, 2016. The increase will sustain continued operation of PierPass OffPeak gates amid labor cost increases.

Beginning August 8, the TMF will be increased to $70.49 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $140.98 per forty-foot container.

The adjustment falls under Rule 7 of WCMTOA's Marine Terminal Schedule No. 1, which states, "Beginning in mid-2012, the Fee shall be adjusted annually to reflect increases in labor costs based on Pacific Maritime Association maritime labor cost figures." The PMA negotiates and administers maritime labor agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

PierPass launched the OffPeak program in 2005 to reduce severe cargo-related congestion on local streets and highways around the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. OffPeak established regular night and Saturday work shifts to handle trucks delivering and picking up containers at the 13 container terminals in the two adjacent ports.

Using a congestion pricing model, PierPass charges a TMF on weekday daytime cargo moves to incentivize cargo owners to use the OffPeak shifts. The TMF also helps pay for the labor and other costs of operating the OffPeak shifts.

According to an analysis by maritime industry consultants SC Analytics, the costs incurred by the terminals to operate the OffPeak shifts in 2015 totaled $236.2 million. During the year, the terminals received $168.9 million from the Traffic Mitigation Fee, offsetting only part of the OffPeak program's costs.

Since 2005, OffPeak has taken more than 35 million truck trips out of daytime Southern California traffic and diverted them to less congested nights and weekends. About half of all port truck trips now take place during the OffPeak shifts.

Ports America Refocuses its West Coast Strategy (01.20.16)
Ports America, the largest stevedore and terminal operating company in the United States, is committed to market-leading growth and is currently focusing its business strategies on increasing its West Coast presence through additional investments and expansion of services into new terminals. Areas of concentration include Los Angeles, Long Beach, the Pacific Northwest and western Canada. These regions have been identified as most suited to its realignment goals.

Ports America's long-standing joint venture partnership at West Basin Container Terminal (WBCT) and its recently acquired 30 percent ownership of International Transportation Services (ITS) are key locations for Ports America's strategy. Accordingly, Ports America is active in planning its expansion and investment opportunities in its existing locations at both the Port of Tacoma and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Further, Ports America has been invited into the process for new opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. As part of its ongoing successful management of cargo operations, Ports America will continue to work with all stakeholders, personnel and labor as part of its targeted expansion strategy.

Given this strategy, the JV partners in Outer Harbor Terminal, LLC (OHT) have decided to change the arrangement with the Port of Oakland by returning back to the port the OHT leased property. OHT is organizing this exit transition to ensure seamless continuity of services. OHT will be coordinating closely with equipment suppliers and other vendors as it continues to provide vessel services for 30 days and then take an additional 30 days to transition out of the terminal.

This West Coast strategy complements what Ports America already has accomplished on the East Coast by investing in superior equipment and infrastructure at Ports America's locations such as Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT), Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore and Miami, where, upon completion of the Panama Canal expansion, the markets will demand it.

At PNCT, Ports America will invest $500 million before the year 2030 for expansion, which is expected to double the number of containers moving through the terminal and create significant economic growth within the region. PNCT already has doubled its on-dock rail capacity, purchased three super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes and other upgrades that cement PNCT's readiness for the ultra-large container vessels. Further expansion plans include additional yard, improved gate facility, additional deep berths and additional super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes.

For the 284-acre Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore, Ports America Chesapeake has an aggressive $500 million investment program for enhancement efficiencies that have included four super-post-Panamax cranes, increased water depth, and the recently announced agreement with CSX to operate the

Intermodal Transfer Service, an on-dock access to rail that is a significant differentiator. As a result of these investments, Ports America Chesapeake's Seagirt Marine Terminal ranked in the "Top 10" U.S. terminals category in berth productivity, according to the 2014 JOC Port Productivity Report, with the Port of Baltimore ranking highest among the "Top 10" U.S. ports. A key goal of the Ports America refocused West Coast strategy is to gain a place for a U.S. West Coast port on this prestigious list.

West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement Announce Increase to TMF
The West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announced an increase in the PierPass Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Effective August 1, 2015, the TMF increased from $66.50 per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) to $69.17 per TEU or $138.34 per FEU. The TMF was last adjusted in August 2013, from $61.50 per TEU to $66.50 per TEU. The announced change reflects increases in labor costs contained in the contract recently agreed to between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILA). PierPASS is a not-for-profit company created by marine terminal operators at Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2005 to address multi-terminal issues such as congestion, security, and air quality. Shippers are not charged a TMF when moving cargo during off-peak gate hours. Visit the PierPass website at www.pierpass.org for more information.

Available Space in Ventura
Our Ventura terminal has warehouse space for your dry non-hazardous in and out storage. Please contact SALES@rpmcsi.com for more information.

RPM Has a New Corporate Headquarters
Excitement is in the air! RPM Consolidated Services, Inc. opens its doors to our new Corporate Headquarters and Operations Center in Fullerton California. Through much hard work, we have added, expanded and improved existing locations while adding others; with still more growth ahead. We are filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for the new experiences that await us.

Fullerton

Jacksonville Terminal is Now in Full Swing
We have expanded RPM Harbor Services, Inc. and Royal Global Express Inc. to the South East region. We opened a new terminal in Jacksonville, Florida which allows us to provide our customers with the same great services they are accustomed to receiving in the West Coast. This operation is handling container drayage and freight forwarding to Alaska, Guam and Puerto Rico.

Jacksonville

31 Years of Quality Service!
RPM Transportation, Inc. first opened its doors on July 1985. Our emphasis has always been on customer service and satisfaction. Our staff is committed to providing the very best service to each and every one of our customers. We have stood the test of time, and this accomplishment we owe to our loyal customers.

Throughout the years we added services to our company which include: Next Day Less Than Truckload (LTL) service throughout most of California, Hawaii Freight Forwarding, Nationwide Less Than Truckload (LTL), Drayage, Truckload, Rail and Warehousing. Our California terminals are located in Fullerton, Long Beach, San Diego, Ventura, Fresno and Hayward. We also have a terminal in Pearl City, Hawaii and Jacksonville, Florida.

Our internal goal is to provide a work place that is safe, professional, and challenging for all of our employees. Without them we could not provide our customers with the excellent service they have come to expect from RPM.

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01.07.09 - RPM Transportation, Inc. Joins U.S. EPA Smartway Transport® Partnership
RPM Transportation, Inc. today announced that it joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. 

RPM Transportation, Inc. will contribute to the Partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of our freight operations.  Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog.  By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, RPM Transportation, Inc. demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year.  The Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies.  The Partnership currently has approximately 1,400 partners.

For more information about RPM Transportation, Inc., visit our website by clicking on Companies and selecting RPM Transportation, Inc.

For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.

06.16.09 - New Ventura Facility
Our Oxnard operations has expanded and moved to a new facility in Ventura. This facility offers 34,690 square feet of warehouse space, 2,340 square feet of office space, a secured yard and ESFR warehouse sprinkler system. It hosts an endless suite of services offered by several of our companies. Liberty Logistics Services, Inc. offers warehousing, transloading, pick and pack operations, cross docking and custom requests. RPM Transportation, Inc. offers our Less than Truckload (LTL) transportation pick up and delivery services, Royal Hawaiian Express offers Hawaii freight forwarding, RPM Harbor Services, Inc. offers drayage services, RPM Truckload, Inc. offers our Truckload (TL) pick up and delivery services, and RPM Logistics, Inc. offers our logistics services nationwide. You can visit us at 6050 King Drive, Unit B, Ventura, CA 93003 or you can reach us at (805) 204-2400 ext. 2496.

06.16.09 - Environmental Stewardship - Green is the Most Important Color in our Rainbow
RPM Consolidated Services, Inc. is committed to sensible management of our planet’s resources.  We have integrated responsible environmental practices into our daily operations and business processes with:
  • Stringent truck idling restrictions
  • New fuel-efficient tractors
  • Route Optimization planning designed to eliminate unnecessary miles
  • Appropriate management of truck parts, including strictly monitored tire inflation guidelines
  • Active participation in the SmartWay Transport Partnership
  • ‘Green’ buildings
    • Recycle all paper and cardboard used in our offices and terminals
    • Receptacles to encourage recycling of plastics and aluminum
    • Use of energy-efficient fluorescent lighting
  • Encouraged usage of electronic BOL, POD, invoices and tracking to reduce paper consumption with all our business partners
  • Use of thin-client technology to manage and reduce our computer hardware/software turnover
  • E-waste recycling, including computer equipment and cell phones
  • Robust Safety Program designed to prevent incidents and accidents
  • Compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations

We manage our resources this way, not because it’s the law, but because it’s the right thing to do.


10.05.09 - Drayage Truck Regulation
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved a regulation mandating drayage truck owners to register their trucks in the State of California operated Drayage Truck Registry (DTR). All RPM trucks have been registered and are in compliance with this regulation. To learn more about this drayage truck regulation click here.

12.01.09 - RPM Opened a New Terminal in Hayward
We are excited to announce our new terminal opening in Hayward, CA. This strategically located facility will allow us to provide better service to the Bay area. By providing direct service to one of the largest metropolitan areas in California, we are able to offer early morning service to more customers than ever before.

12.01.09 - San Diego Terminal Relocated
We have relocated our San Diego terminal into a 21 door cross-dock facility located at 9125 Dowdy Drive, just off of Miramar Road. This site is centrally located in San Diego county, with excellent access to both the 5 and 15 freeways.

12.03.10 - Clean Air Trucks
RPM Consolidated Services, Inc. is doing our part to reduce air pollution and provide a sustainable cleaner & greener environment. To accomplish this we purchased clean diesel 2010 calendar year tractors in addition to LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) 3 and 4 axles tractors as a commitment to our sustainable practices as a corporation. These trucks will move in and out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Additional clean diesel and LNG tractor purchases are slated for calendar year 2012, 13 and 14 to replace and add to existing fleets in our company divisions. To learn more about our commitment to sustainability, please view our sustainability page by clicking here here.

11.04.11 - Oahu Deliveries May be Affected Due to APEC Closures and Restrictions
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department has released restrictions and closures related to the events surrounding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Honolulu in November. Senior Official and Ministerial meetings for APEC's Leaders Week will take place from Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

12.04.12 - Port Strike Called to an End
Port operations have resumed at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles after more than a week of closure . The first day back, terminal operators and steamship lines alike are getting the operations back underway. Questions about container movement, associated fees and penalties for delayed equipment movement, or extensions on free time are among many that will need to be addressed on an individual level.

For the next few days, we are asking that status updates be requested in print to our harbor operations team at RQPM.CSR@RPMCSI.COM with copy to your company sales or operations points of contact. Rest assured, your questions will be addressed and responded to promptly. This method allows us to quickly and efficiently communicate operational planning, and allows it to be shared with the appropriate operations personnel.

With more than a week's worth of vessels still on anchor, over 100,000 containers still on the water or trying to get back in to terminals for returns and exports, equipment movement will be at a premium. Flexibility, patience, and cooperation will be most helpful to all involved in order to get back on track as quickly as possible. RPM Consolidated Services is known as a service based provider and we will do everything we can to insure your products are moved to their destination in the most efficient and secure manner available.

We offer transloading, warehouse storage, consolidation & distribution, project labor for kitting, labeling or similar services, intra/interstate transportation and more in an effort to provide the fastest means possible to market. Please contact your sales representative for help with any of these items, our group email at SALES@RPMCSI.COM, or call us at 800-423-5840 ext 1051 for immediate support.

Thank you for your support,
RPM Consolidated Services, Inc.


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