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Maersk announces new peak season surcharges worldwide

Maersk has unveiled new peak season surcharges worldwide, which are going to take effect in January and February.

The Danish ocean carrier is introducing a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) as per the below table with the effective date of 8 January, excluding Vietnam and Taiwan. The surcharge from Vietnam to West Africa will be effective on 18 January and the surcharge from Taiwan to West Africa will be effective on 2 February.

Charge Code Origin Destination Container Size/type Rate Charge Basis
PSS
Brunei,  China,  Hong Kong,  Vietnam,  Indonesia,  Japan,  Cambodia,  South Korea,  Laos,  Myanmar,  Malaysia,  Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, Taiwan
Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Namibia, Central African Republic, Chad
ALL20
ALL40
45HDRY
US$100
US$200
US$200
Per Container

PSS

Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, Taiwan
Nigeria
ALL20
ALL40
45HDRY
US$150
US$300
US$300
Per Container

PSS

Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, Taiwan
Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Togo
ALL20
ALL40
45HDRY
US$300
US$600
US$600
Per Container

Additionally, Maersk will apply the following new peak season surcharges from/to Far East Asia to/from Indian Subcontinent.

Charge Code Origin Destination All 20 containers All 40 containers Effective date
PSS
Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Taiwan
Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan
US$200
US$400
15 January
PSS
Vietnam
Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan
US$200
US$400
23 January
PSS
Taiwan
Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan
US$200
US$400
15 January
Surcharge Origin Destination Currency All 20 Dry containers
PSS
India, Maldives,  Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines,  Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam
US$
100

For the latest table, Maersk has noted that the effective date will be 8 January, excluding Vietnam and Taiwan, where the surcharge will start on 18 January and 2 February respectively.

Furthermore, the Copenhagen-based ocean carrier will implement another PSS from Eastern Mediterranean to North Europe, United Kingdom and Scandinavia, effective from 10 January.

This surcharge will be as follows:

Surcharge Origin Destination Container Type Currency New tariff levels
PSS
Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, South Turkey (Mersin and Iskenderun), Cyprus
Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Ireland, United Kingdom
ALL_DRY & NOR
US$
200

Moreover, Maersk will introduce a peak season surcharge from North Europe, South Europe, Mediterranean, Adriatic and North Africa to United States and Canada, effective from 5 February.

Origin Destination Effective Date Container Type Currency New tariff levels
North Europe
United States and Canada
5 February
ALL DRY & NOR
US$
US$500/TEU
US$750/FEU
South Europe, Mediterranean, Adriatic and North Africa (Excluding Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and Georgia)
United States and Canada
5 February
ALL DRY & NOR
US$
US$500/TEU
US$750/FEU

 





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