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May 2014 - Announcement M/V ANTONIO

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Announcement M/V ANTONIO

As ARRC celebrates our 20th year in the Russian-USA trade, it was reiterated that our commitment in this market would be evidenced by a few key issues.

First, in March of this year, we moved our staff (38) from the previous location in St. Petersburg that we occupied for the last 16 years, to our new facility in the historic building that was completely renovated recently. This facility is located at the Port of St. Petersburg and gives our customers closer access to Baltic Customs and facilities that will assist in expediting and release of cargo.

Second, our software systems have been completely updated to make access for compliance for our customers much easier in all countries of operation.

While recently many have had hesitations on the Russian market, as promised, we are proceeding with adding additional upgraded vessels (“Stage 1)” as well as working on the ordering of new buildings (“Stage 2”) toward the end of 2014.

For starters, we are adding to our normal schedule the vessel M/V Antonio, a 32,000 GT, two cranes with combined lifting capacity of 200 MT and an increased container capacity over our present tonnage. Similar to our Astrakhan type fleet, this vessel is suitable for carriage of break-bulk, project, bulk and containerized cargo. This also will allow ARRC to extend and increase the frequency of sailings to and from St. Petersburg a wider range of European originating cargo as well as cargo moving from the U.S. and Mexican Gulf to Northern Europe and the Baltic.

M/V Antonio will make its maiden ARRC voyage from Houston the first week of June and she shall be included in our normal weekly sailing schedule.

March 2014 - ARRC launches Trans-Atlantic service from North West Continent

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ARRC launches Trans-Atlantic service from North West Continent and appoints Ernst
Glaessel GmbH & Co. KG as general agent for European ports

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the expansion of ARRC’s Trans-Atlantic service into North West Continental Europe (NWCE).

European trade has always been of great interest to Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers, and for many years we have covered European ports on inducement basis. Last year we decided to take a closer look at the European trade market and since November 2013 ARRC vessels have successfully completed four trial voyages via the ports of Hamburg, Vlissingen and Bremerhaven. Based on our evaluations, we have made the commitment to launch a regular monthly westbound direct all water service via the port of Vlissingen to US Gulf, covering the ports of Houston, New Orleans and Tampa on liner basis.

Atlantic Ro- Ro Carriers appointed Ernst Glaessel GmbH & Co. KG as a general agent for North West Continental Europe covering the territory between Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. We are confident that with Ernst Glaessel’s long standing experience in shipping, extensive network and unquestionable reputation, ARRC will be able to build and sustain a reliable and long-term operation via continental Europe.

We invite you to inquire about our service with our sales staff at your local offices. Please visit our website for contact details and schedules.

With sincere appreciation for your support and with kind regards.

March 2014 - TransRussia 2014 Exhibition

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You are invited to join us at TransRussia 2014 Exhibition!
to be held in Moscow from April 22th to April 25th at the Crocus Expo IEC.
Our experts will be on hand at pavilion 1, hall 1, booth A235 to answer your questions.
Please click on picture below to obtain a free invitation card.


February 2014 - February 2014 - New address for our office in St. Petersburg (JSC Baltic Mercur)

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New address for our office in St. Petersburg (JSC Baltic Mercur)

Dear Valued Customers,

Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers is happy to announce that effective March 1, 2014 our offices in St. Petersburg, namely JSC 'BALTIC MERCUR', will be moving to a new location at the heart of the Port of St. Petersburg.

The new offices of JSC 'BALTIC MERCUR' will relocate to the 1st floor of the historic "BSC Building". The new location will be in close proximity to the customs clearing house as well as the port entrance, giving us more direct access to both and thus allowing us to provide you with an even more hands on and efficient service..

The new address will be:

Office 116, 5-AX Mezhevoy Canal, Baltic Marine Centre
St.Petersburg, 198035, Russia

Main contact numbers:

Tel: +7 (812) 327 5728
Fax: +7 (812) 320 8267

Individual e-mail addresses will remain unchanged.

Please rest assured that this move will in no way pose you any inconvenience and you can continue to rely on ARRC's usual attention to detail and prompt response before, during and after our move.

October 2013 – Rukert Terminal NOT affected by labor strike at the port of Baltimore

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Longshoremen Strike in Baltimore

To: Valued Customers and Vendors

Re: Longshoremen strike shut down port operations | Baltimore

This is to inform that despite wide spread ILA labor strikes shutting down majority of cargo terminals in Baltimore, including Seagirt Marine Terminal and Dundalk Marine Terminals, this morning; our terminal facilities remain open for all cargo moves.

Please contact Rukert Terminals to make cargo delivery and pick up appointments.

Rukert Terminals Corporation
2021 South Clinton St., Baltimore, MD 21224
Tel: +1 (410) 276-1013
Fax: +1 (410) 327-2315
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Attn: Mr. Frank J Olszewski III

Next ARRC vessel from Baltimore

M.V. Atlantic Navigator R326
ETS Baltimore October 23rd
ETA St Petersburg November 7th
14 Days Transit
Open for Containers, Break Bulk, Project Cargo


June 2013 - Re: Full Enforcement of the ISF Rules

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Re: Full Enforcement of the ISF Rules will take effect on July 9, 2013

Dear Customers, Colleagues and Friends

Effective July 9, 2013 U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will start full enforcement and assessment of liquidated damages/penalties for non-compliant Importer Security Filings (ISF) as per circular letter released by CBP on June 7, 2013.

Message from CBP / June 7, 2013

Date: 6/7/2013 9:04:33 AM

To: Automated Broker Interface, ACE Outreach Events, ACE Portal Accounts, ACE reports, Ocean Manifest

In order to achieve the most compliance with the least disruption to the trade and to domestic port operations, CBP has been applying a measured and commonsense approach to Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2) enforcement. On July 9,2013 CBP will begin full enforcement of ISF, and will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

Please visit for more information and send questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

It is required that ISF is filed at least 24 hours prior to loading on board. Importers must report proper ISF elements like identifying the manufacturer, supplier, and seller to avoid any penalties. Liquidated damages will be assessed against non-compliant ISF transactions at $5,000.00 per infraction, but are not to exceed $10,000.00 per ISF.

Sincerely Yours,

Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers, Inc.

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