Marseille-based container line CMA CGM will apply new port congestion surcharges (PCS) in the Turkish port of Iskenderun.
CMA CGM will introduce a surcharge of US$200 per container for all boxes travelling from Iskenderun to West Africa. This surcharge will be effective from 25 August.
Additionally, the French ocean carrier will implement a congestion surcharge of €100 (US$108) per TEU in the Turkish port for all cargo from/to North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland and Baltic. The surcharge will be effective from 29 August and will be applicable to dry, hazardous and reefer cargo.
Furthermore, CMA CGM announced a congestion surcharge of €/US$100 per TEU for all INTRAMED cargo from/to the Mediterranean, including Portugal, North Africa, including Morocco, and Black Sea to/from Iskenderun. This surcharge will also be effective from 29 August and will be applicable to dry, hazardous and reefer containers.
"Any revision in the quantum of this surcharge related to the evolution of the local situation will be communicated with a 7-day notice," noted CMA CGM.