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1st July 2015 - OPDR Hamburg

The Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) is the so-called Bunker surcharge that is calculated based on the Ocean freight of a cargo being shipped by sea. This surcharge was introduced due to the high fluctuation in the bunker price.

La Coruna, Setubal, Leixoes, Vigo 34 30
Arrecife, Canical (Madeira), Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 505 443
Casablanca, Agadir, Melilla, Tangier, Tunis, Gibraltar 276 242
Cadiz, Huelva, Sevilla 89 78
Cartegena 112 98  


Nov 14th 2011 - INTEROCEAN Agencies Ltd achieves AEO accreditation

INTEROCEAN is delighted to announce their successful accreditation with the official EU status as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).

In order to achieve AEO status, the company has satisfied the EU Customs Administration and the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland that it can meet and maintain :
  • an appropriate record of compliance with Customs Requirements
  • a satisfactory system of managing commercial and transport records which allow appropriate Customs Controls
  • proven financial solvency

The main benefits of our accreditation to our customers:

  • AEO's are recognised worldwide as safe, secure and compliant business partners in international trade;
  • AEO's are given a lower risk score in risk analysis systems when profiling;
  • If physical controls are to be conducted AEO's are given priority treatment;
  • Mutual recognition of AEO programmes under Joint Customs Co-operation Agreements will result in faster movement of their goods through third country borders
  • AEO's are in a stronger position to benefit from simplified procedures.
  • AEO's may not be required to provide financial security for some Customs procedures, e.g. Inward Processing or Customs Warehousing.
  • AEO's will find it easier to qualify for a transit guarantee waiver as gaining AEO status fulfils some of the conditions required to receive a guarantee waiver.
Full details of the legal basis for the AEO programme can be found in the European Council Regulation 648/2005 and European Commission Regulation 1875/2006

June 2011


OWL Receives the President's "E" Award for Export Service Excellence

"Lake Success, New York - Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global, single source NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and subsidiary of Pacer International, announced today that it has received the President's "E" Award for outstanding contribution to U.S. exports by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This is the most prestigious award given by the U.S. government to companies that facilitate export trade and contribute to U.S. job growth and competitiveness.

OWL is among an elite group of 27 U.S. companies receiving this recognition. Primary criterion for the award is four years of successive export growth, accompanied by identifiable results of programs or activities contributing to export expansion."

Needless to say, this is great publicity for the organization and a very important step forward as we continue to promote the OWL/RFI brand globally. My thanks to each of you, without whom we would not have been able to achieve this prestigious award.

Dan Gardner
CEO Ocean World Lines
June 6th 2011

INTEROCEAN launches new web site

April 2011.

We are delighted to announce the launch our new web site. We hope that you will enjoy your browsing experience and that the services you find there will be of some use and interest to you.

Should you require any further help or information on our extensive services, please feel free to contact us using the contact links available or via the information on our Contact Page.


18th May 2011 – New service to/from Almeria, Spain

Starting from 17th May 2011,OPDR has included a direct connection from the port of Almeria Spain to Felixstowe, Rotterdam and Hamburg in it’s schedule with oncarriage to Ireland via Rotterdam.

The full text of the announcement can be downloaded here download new_opdr_service_almeria.pdf


1st November 2014 - OPDR Hamburg

The Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) is the so-called Bunker surcharge that is calculated based on the Ocean freight of a cargo being shipped by sea. This surcharge was introduced due to the high fluctuation in the bunker price.

La Coruna, Lisbon, Leixoes, Vigo 46 39
Arrecife, Canical (Madeira), Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 485 413
Casablanca, Melilla, Tangier, Tunis, Gibraltar 272 231
Cadiz, Cartagena, Motril, Sevilla 115 98
Canary Island Express Service tbc  

10th February 2011 - Revenue Commissioners - AEP Helpdesk Notification Ref 001/2011
Agents/Traders authorisation.

Download AEP Helpdesk Notification.doc


8th February 2011 - INTEROCEAN sign up with Tradefacilitate

New European Union customs & security regulations came into effect on the 01st Jan 2011 which mean that EU Customs must receive advance notification of all shipments to or from the EU before those shipments are given permission to load at origin. Any missing or incorrect information can lead to shipments being refused entry to/exit from the EU.

In addition each EU member state is introducing financial penalties for late or incorrect information and the penalties for Irish companies have been set from €100 to €2,000 depending on the severity of the breach. (See page 195 of the Finance Bill 2011 here).

As an added service, and as part of our duty of care to our customers, we have subscribed to the services of Tradefacilitate (www.tradefacilitate.com ) who have an easy-to-use web-based service which enables compliance and protection under these new regulations. This service has been validated by the European Union and intelligently uses entered data to meet the information requirements of the EU. You may use this facility to book your cargo with us and by doing so ensure that your shipments are compliant & protected from penalties under the Finance Bill.

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