Port Congestion Surcharge Returns! (November 21, 2014)

As expected, carriers are starting to announce the return of the Port Congestion Surcharge. Carriers postponed the PCS earlier this week due to concern from the FMC. However the carriers are indeed struggling with the congestion at the ports. As long as congestion continues, it is of no surprise that the carriers would try to find a way to implement the PCS.

Here is the latest breakdown from the various carriers and where they currently stand. I have indicated in bold below the carriers that have confirmed the PCS again. Please be careful to distinguish the effective dates and whether they are based on the Gate-In date at the port of origin or whether it is base don the discharge date at the destination port.

I do believe other carriers will soon be jumping back in and assessing the PCS. I will keep everyone updated.

US PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE 2014 Last update Nov 21 2014
Carrier Applicable on shipment Discharge or Via $20 40′ HQ 45′ Effective Date on/after Remark
APL All US Ports 800 1000 1125 1265 TBA Gate in Date at origin (based on last container gate in date in B/L)
CMA LGB/LAX Ports 800 1000 1000 1266 Suspend the implementation until further notice Discharge Date at USWC Ports
COSCO All US Ports + Canada Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 TBA Discharge Date at Ports
CSCL USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 Postpone until further notice Discharge Date at Ports
EMC USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 21-Dec-14 Discharge Date at USWC Ports
Hamburg USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 N/A Suspend the implementation until further notice Discharge Date at Ports
Hanjin USWC Ports + Canada Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 26-Nov-14 Gate in Date at origin
Hapag Lloyd USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 Postpone until further notice Discharge Date at Ports
Hyundai USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 Postpone until further notice Discharge Date at Ports
K-line All US Ports 800 1000 1125 1270 TBA Gate in Date at origin
Maersk USWC Ports + Canada Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 Postpone until further notice Discharge Date at Ports
Matson USWC Ports 500 500 500 500 3-Dec-14 ETD of the Vessel at Origin
MSC USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 N/A 26-Nov-14 Gate in Date at origin
NYK USWC Ports 800 1000 1000 1000 26-Nov-14 Gate in Date at origin
OOCL USWC Ports + Canada Ports 800 1000 1125 1265 Postpone until further notice Gate in Date at origin
PIL USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 Postpone until further notice Gate in Date at origin
UASC USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 Delay the implementation until further notice Discharge Date at Ports
WANHAI USWC Ports 800 1000 1125 1266 24-Dec-14 Discharge Date at Ports

-Jimmy Ting
Great World
t: 650-873-9050 x1019
jimmyting@gwlcorp.com

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