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Congestion Surcharge – World to/from United States

December 11, 2012

Dear Valued Customer,

In order to address the potential risk of significantly increased port congestion as result of any labor related issues on or after December 29, 2012, Maersk Line filed a Port Congestion Surcharge (CON) applicable to all shipments to/from ports in the United States. This also includes import shipments to the United States that are routed through Canada. This surcharge was originally filed for September 29, 2012.

All contract and tariff rates are subject the Port Congestion Surcharge as filed with the effective date of January 1, 2013.

The amounts of the surcharge are as follow and are applicable to both dry and reefer shipments:

  • USD 800 per 20’ container
  • USD 1000 per 40’ STD
  • USD 1125 per 40’ HC
  • USD 1266 per 45’ container

Please note this is a forward filing as precaution to address the potential for congestion as result of possible labor actions.  Should there be no labor action and subsequent congestion disrupting operations, this tariff filing will be nullified.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local sales representative.

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