Fwd: Some carriers pull the trigger on container congestion surcharges


Carriers are set to charge $1,000 per FEU, also poised to start charging on intermodal door deliveries this week.

By Chris Dupin |Thursday, November 13, 2014
Some ocean carriers are beginning to say they will implement a hefty port congestion surcharge on their customers next week. Hanjin and CMA CGM both sent notices to shippers saying they will implement a port congestion surcharge starting Nov. 17. Hanjin said the charge will apply to all U.S. and Mexico destined shipments received by Hanjin or its agent and discharged at West Coast ports in the U.S. or Canada. It said the charge “is to cover the massive increase in costs arising from significant increases in port congestion and serious disruption to our normal course of operation due to labor unrest or action” as provided in its tariff. Hanjin said the amount is $800 per TEU, $1,000 per FEU.

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