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Major lines continue to update schedules and surcharges

Hapag-Lloyd has published an additional void sailing due to the low demand caused by the Covid-19 downturn, with THE Alliance’s transatlantic AL1 cancelling the following service:

Westbound Voyage

YM Essence 062W
Rotterdam ETS 28 May 2020
Hamburg ETS 1 June 2020
Antwerp ETS 4 June 2020
London ETS 5 June 2020

Eastbound Voyage

YM Essence 062E
Norfolk ETS 16 June 2020

THE Alliance offers the following alternative routes:

to/ from New York: AL2 and ATA service
to/ from Halifax: ATA service

Due to market demand reductions in Far East Asia and Middle East caused by the global pandemic, Maersk has also introduced a blank sailing in June.

Impacted Trade: Far East Asia to/ from Middle East

ServiceVesselVoyage (Westbound)First Port / ETDVoyage (Eastbound)First Port / ETD
ABX
MDV 1 CMB DOH JAL FEEDER
023W
Colombo / 5 June 2020
024E
Jebel Ali / 10 June 2020

Moreover, in the Far East Asia region, the Danish line has implemented, from 19 May 2020 a peak season surcharge (PSS) for all reefer container cargo from Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam in India.

OriginDestinationContainer Size TypeCharge Basis*New Level
Visakhapatnam, IN
Far East Asia
All Reefer
Per Container
US$500
Krishnapatnam, IN
Far East Asia
All Reefer
Per Container
US$500

At the same time, the French containership owner CMA CGM has applied a new overweight surcharge (OWS) from Asia to North Europe, Mediterranean and Black Sea, effective from 1 June 2020, as follows:

  • From all Asian ports (including Japan, South East Asia & Bangladesh)
  • To all North European ports (including the United Kingdom and the full range from Portugal to Finland/Estonia)
  • Cargo: 20′ Dry with cargo gross weight exceeding 16.3 tonnes
  • Quantum: US$150 per 20′
  • Payment: as per freight
  • From North East Asia, South East Asia, China and Hong Kong & Macau SAR
  • To East Med, West Med, Adriatic & Black Sea
  • Cargo: 20′ Dry with cargo gross weight exceeding 16.3 tonnes
  • Quantum: US$150
  • Payment: as per freight

Meanwhile, the Marseille-based liner company will cancel its PSS of €100 (US$110) per TEU dry and €200 (US$220) per TEU reefer from West Mediterranean, North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic, Italy Adriatic and Black Sea to Mayotte, Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar outports (i.e. Tamatave excepted) from 31 May.

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