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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
Colombo / 5 June 2020
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
Krishnapatnam, IN
Far East Asia
All Reefer
Per Container

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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