Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd have announced changes in North America charges, which are expected to take effect in mid-June and July.
The Danish carrier will apply the following rate increase from the United States and Canada to Australia and New Zealand, effective from 1 July.
- US$200/ 20' ft equipment
- US$400/ 40' ft equipment
Two weeks earlier, Hapag-Lloyd will implement the following general rate increase (GRI) from the Indian Subcontinent (ISC) and Middle East to the US and Canada for all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers.
- US$480 per 20' standard container
- US$600 per 40' standard container (40' x 8'6")
- US$600 per 40' high cube container (40' x 9'6")
- US$600 per 40' reefer container (40' x 9'6")
Indian subcontinent includes India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, while Middle East includes United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iraq.