Congestion surcharges have been imposed on ports in three more countries
The epidemic situation abroad is still severe, and the port congestion in various countries is still there. We hereby remind forwarders to pay attention to it in time to avoid unnecessary losses.
Due to the impact of congestion at the Port of Bilbao in Spain on operations, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will charge a congestion surcharge (CGS) for cargo to and from Bilbao.
Since the bill of lading (B/L) takes effect on November 16, a surcharge of €100/US$125/TEU will be levied on all goods entering and leaving Bilbao, except for goods to and from the United States. The execution date of the bill of lading will be December 5. Levied on
MSC stated in its announcement that the implementation of this surcharge is to "maintain the service at the required level" and to continue to monitor the situation in Bilbao and update the fee accordingly.
In addition, due to the deteriorating port situation, CMA CMA CGM will charge a port emergency congestion surcharge (PCS) in Guinea.
Cargo: dry cargo, refrigerated cargo, over-gauge cargo, bulk cargo
Application date: November 10 (loading date)-Except for US origins: 5 December and Brazil origins: 5 to 31 December, extendable for one month
Amount: US$200/€170/£150 per unit
Payment: Prepaid-except ocean freight
Due to severe congestion in New Zealand’s main ports, Maersk and CMA CGM plan to impose a port congestion surcharge at the Port of Auckland.
Previously, the shipping company MSC also announced that the Port of Oakland would impose a congestion surcharge. Starting from the date of the bill of lading on November 9, 2020, all export goods shipped from inland China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia to the Port of Oakland will be levied 300 USD/ Congestion surcharge for TEU.
CMA CGM has announced that all containers arriving/departing from Auckland (including standard containers and refrigerated containers) will be charged with a port congestion surcharge of US$200/TEU. The application date is as follows:
Non US Trades:
Export cargo of all ships leaving Auckland on and after November 17;
Goods imported into Auckland by vessels departing Hong Kong on or after November 17;
Export cargo of all ships leaving Auckland on and after December 3;
Goods imported to Auckland from ships received at the port of departure on and after December 3
The French shipping company has notified its customers that payment will be collected by cash on delivery, and advance payment will be used when importing.
In addition, Maersk will impose a port congestion surcharge of US$215/TEU (standard and refrigerated containers) on all containers entering and leaving the Port of Auckland, New Zealand, as follows:
Auckland to/from World (excluding U.S. trade)
Export cargo of all vessels leaving Auckland on and after November 13, 2020;
Imported goods departing from the place of origin on and after November 13, 2020
Auckland to/from US
Export goods received in Auckland on and after December 6, 2020;
Imported goods received in the country of origin on and after December 6, 2020
All goods loaded/unloaded at the Port of Oakland are subject to the Oakland Congestion Surcharge. This surcharge does not apply to goods received/delivered in Auckland Metropolitan Port.
The Danish container company pointed out that traffic congestion at the Port of Auckland in New Zealand continues to severely affect its schedule.
"In the past few weeks, we have tried our best to transport your cargo to and from Auckland, and we have also tried our best to deal with the current situation." Maersk said in the announcement: "We are experiencing ship delays. At present, the waiting time is as long as 12 days, which has caused the ship to jump from the port. The accident has seriously affected our overall operating costs."