Hapag-Lloyd to apply new surcharge in Canada

In view of the continuing disruptions to maritime traffic in the St Lawrence River, as well as local trucking and railroad issues, and resulting congestion at the port of Montreal as well as schedule delays over and above the seasonal norm, Hapag-Lloyd will implement a Congestion Surcharge as from beginning of March 2019 for all cargo moving to/via the port of Montreal, Canada.

Details and first applicable vessels are as follows:

St. Lawrence Cont. Service – Route 1 (AT1) and 2 (AT2) – westbound

  • U...


India: Finished steel exports fall 37%, imports grow 1.5% in April- January

The country’s exports of finished steel fell 37.3 percent to 5.15 million tonne (MT) in the April-January period of the current financial year, according to official data. The country had exported 8.22 MT of finished steel during the corresponding period a year ago, the Joint Plant Committee (JPC)...


Shell’s first condensate cargo from Australia’s Prelude FLNG project delayed

Shell’s first condensate cargo from the Prelude FLNG project in Australia has been delayed further from its original February load date and possibly to March, due to production issues, trade sources said Friday. Shell did not immediately respond to an email query seeking comment. The first Prelude...


Hapag-Lloyd to apply Peak Season Surcharge

Strong market demand from Italy to United States of America is leading to higher than usual operational costs on Mediterranean Pacific Service and Atlantic Loops 6 and 7 (MPS, AL6 and AL7).

Effective for sailings as of March 15, 2019 and valid until further notice, Hapag-Lloyd will implement a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from Italy to USA as follows:

  • USD 150 per Container

The Ocean Tariff rates as well as Bunker-related surcharges, Security-related surcharges, THCs remain unchanged and can be...


Hapag-Lloyd implements new GRI

Hapag-Lloyd will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) in the eastbound trade from East Asia to all USA and Canada destinations as of March 15, 2019 (date of cargo receipt at origin).

This General Rate Increase will apply for all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers as follows:

East Asia to North America (USA and Canada)

  • USD 560 per all 20′ container types
  • USD 700 per all 40′ container types

East Asia is defined as being the countries/districts...