As you might have realized TNBIZ [Bizerte, Tunisia] port is extremely congested. We have been informed by local agent that Bizerte Port will be under works of repairs of the terminal and extension of it during coming 8-9 months; this will creates further congestion and productivity problems at least during the first phase. At the end Bizerte port will have better areas and more terminal space.
Moreover we are facing an overflow of cargo to TNBIZ [Bizerte, Tunisia] just before Ramadan that causes huge backlog cargo in GRPIR[Piraeus, Greece].
For the above reasons we have decided to apply a Congestion Surcharge for cargo destined to TNBIZ [Bizerte, Tunisia].
Relevant amount is C.S./D EUR85/teu (USD100/teu) for all cargo with OBD [On Board Date] 20180515
At the same time we want to underline that we are going to suspend the possibility to apply for priority cargo. In this chaotic situation we strictly follow the First In / First Out (FIFO) rule .