So, S.K.T. goes completely off the radar. What does it all mean? Well, SKT is the Ingress Ingress Prime Ingress Prime server, and Ingress Prime is Ingress Ingress Prime Ingress Prime Ingress Prime. In other words, SKT is effectively a variant of Ingress. It’s a skirmish server jockety-jockety-jockety-jockety-jackety. Thus, an Ingress variant server.
If you’re interested, I’ll start this off by saying that I’m not a self-proclaimed expert on SKT. My interest in the subject started with the past two years of Lunar New Year’s, and then continued into last year’s 2016. While I’ve learned a lot about the messaging and strategies of SKT, I’m still quite a ways from having a firm grasp on the nuances of the messaging and strategies.
SKT is an astrology website that has been around for a few years now, and this site has been quite popular, including being one of the top website in Google for several years now, which means it gets loads of traffic, but there has been some trouble getting the site to deliver properly. The site is now up and running again, after the owners were given advice by ExoticAstrologies.
Bill of Lading is incorrect. Sigh.
I provided the version of the Bill of Lading with the ship my decks were meant to be on in my previous SKT update. However, something went wrong with the manufacturer, and they didn’t get the boxes on board in time, causing the shipment to be delayed. It had to wait for another vessel, and the manufacturer didn’t thought to let me know until I proactively inquired.
The exact Bill of Lading is as follows:
Bill of Lading that is correct and up to date.
I was monitoring the vessel “EVER FEAT,” believing it was the one on which my decks were located.
Due to scheduling conflicts, my decks were never shown on EVER FEAT.
It’s instead on CMA CGM LOIRE (click on the hyperlink to track the ship).
Anyone who has been monitoring EVER FEAT like me has seen tracking information indicating that it has arrived, which is why I contacted my manufacturer in China.
That’s when I found out that, no, my decks aren’t on that ship; they’re on the CMA CGM LOIRE.
The CMA CGM LOIRE is still in the South China Seas and is expected to arrive in Oakland on September 12 at 9 a.m. local time (Pacific).
Malta’s flag is flying on the ship. On the island of Malta, the ship’s home port is the Port of Valletta, or Grand Harbour.
Here’s where my decks are right now, as tracked by GPS and captured in a screen image at the moment this update was published:
I’m still trying to figure out why my manufacturer allowed me to monitor a ship that my decks weren’t even on for a month without correcting me or providing me an accurate update.
CMA CGM Loire location on Aug. 30, 2021 ” data-medium-file=”https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/cma-cgm-loire-tracking-2.jpg?w=300″ data-large-file=”https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/cma-cgm-loire-tracking-2.jpg?w=640″ class=”size-large wp-image-27419″ src=”https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/cma-cgm-loire-tracking-2.jpg?w=640&h=314″ alt=”” width=”640″ height=”314″ />CMA CGM Loire location on Aug. 30, 2021
But about a week and a half ago, something funny happened to me. A man phoned my mobile phone, seeming very frantic (already a red flag to me), and said that I needed to sign a power of attorney over to him, as well as a photocopy of my driver’s license and a photocopy of my social security card, in order for him to get my cargo. What are you talking about?
Naturally, I assumed it was suss. So I didn’t do anything till I double-checked with my maker to be sure this guy was genuine. Like the way he spoke, all rushy-rushy and frantic, and told me I needed to be rushy-rushy or my decks wouldn’t ship in time and I wouldn’t be able to join the ship…
One thing that had irritated me was how he kept asking for James instead of wanting to speak with me. “You know what, let me speak with your spouse instead,” he said. I believe he and I will be able to resolve this issue more effectively than you and I.” Um. What the heck does it even mean? No. You make contact with me. My playing cards. My package is on its way. It’s my company.
In any case, it took many days to clear up the misunderstanding. He turned out to be genuine. He was a San Francisco-based broker who had been engaged on my behalf by my Chinese manufacturer to supervise the import. The power of attorney allowed him to accept the cargo on my behalf at the ports and then arrange for the decks to be carried from the port to my home, right to my front door. As a result, I received door-to-door service, which was the delivery option I had chosen.
I’m not sure whether the hold-up led to the decks not being able to board the EVER FEAT and having to board the following vessel. However, that is my best estimate.
In hindsight, since I live so near to the Port of Oakland, if I ever did this again, I would skip the step of hiring a broker and handle everything myself, which you can obviously do! The CBP permits it. You are not obligated to use a broker.
It isn’t even rocket science. You must complete out and submit an ISF (Importer Security Filing) form, often known as a 10+2, to US Customs and Border Protection. You just need to record the products correctly for the Commodity Harmonized Tariff Schedule, which is as follows for us:
Harmonized Tariff Schedule for Tarot Cards: Chapter 95 – Toys and Games Heading/Subheading: 9504.40.00 Playing Cards is an article on playing cards.
Then there’s a CBP Form 7501: Entry Summary that you fill out, which includes reporting the value of the goods you’re bringing in, declaring the commodities, declaring your identity, and so on. You don’t even need to obtain a bond if you don’t import that much each year. The filing costs you pay out of pocket are insignificant when compared to the inflated pricing schedule for the “door to door service” a manufacturer would employ to do all of this on your behalf.
So that’s the most recent information about the SKT decks’ location. Correction to previously published information: The decks are on the CMA CGM LOIRE, which is scheduled to arrive in Oakland on September 12. It will need to pass through customs at that time, and I will keep you updated as best I can.
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