Port Congestion Surcharge Update

As I’ve mentioned over the past few months, the carriers will charge a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) in case there is a strike at the East and Gulf Coast ports. Here is the latest update on the PCS amounts from the various carriers. Please pay particular attention to the remarks on how the PCS will be charged.

PCS (Port Congestion Surcharge)

CARRIER

TRADE

20’GP

40’GP

40’HQ

45’HQ

EFFECTIVE DATE

REMARKS

ANL

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,100

$1,266

5-Oct-12

Basis on gate-in date

APL

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

30-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

CMA

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,100

$1,266

30-Dec-12

Basis on arrival date

COSCO

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

29-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

CSAV

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

n/a

6-Oct-12

Basis on gate-in date

CSCL

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

29-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

EMC

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

5-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

HAMBURG

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,000

n/a

10-Jan-13

Basis on on-board date

HAPAG

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

1-Dec-12

Basis on arrival date

HANJIN

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

1-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

HMM

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

2-Oct-12

Basis on origin cargo receipt date

KLINE

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

30-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

MAERSK

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

29-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

MASTON

USA

$500

$500

$500

$500

10-Jan-13

Basis on gate-in date

MSC

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

n/a

1-Oct-12

Basis on gate-in date

NYK

USA

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

29-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

OOCL

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

$1,266

29-Dec-12

Basis on gate-in date

UASC

USA

$800

$1,000

$1,125

n/a

29-Dec-12

Basis on arrival date

 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Jimmy Ting

jimmyting@great-world.com

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