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Now MOL follows imposing barge congestion surcharge in RTM

No miracle, that MOL publishes today as follows:



Due to severe congestion at the port of Rotterdam, leading to imposition of surcharges by barge operators, MOL has decided to introduce a Congestion Surcharge for selected cargo moving by barge via the port of Rotterdam (all terminals).

For now, we will limit application of the ‘Barge Congestion Surcharge’ to cargo moving to/from Germany, as it is only barge operators on this route who have applied a surcharge. However, barge operators on the other routes have indicated they are contemplating similar action. Should this happen, we reserve the right to also apply the ‘Barge Congestion Surcharge’ for those routes.

The Barge Congestion Surcharge has been set at EUR18 per container, to be implemented based on barge arrival / departure date as follows:

• Export cargo to the Far East, Oceania & Indian Ocean Islands – 01 August 2014

• Import cargo from the Far East, Oceania & Indian Ocean Islands – 01 September 2014

• Cargo with origin or destination in South & West Africa – 01 August 2014

• Cargo with origin or destination in the United States – 01 September 2014

This surcharge is applicable to all commodities and equipment types.


G 6 moves port calls from Rotterdam to Antwerp!

Kindly take note of the following announcement that G6 just published in the market place:



There have been serious congestion problems at the Rotterdam ECT Delta/Euromax terminals.
Despite actions undertaken by ECT the latest information received indicates that we should not expect the situation to improve significantly in the near future.
In order to reduce the stress on the ECT Terminal and to provide you with the best service possible under the circumstances, we have jointly with our G6 partners agreed to move the next 4 Asia-Europe Loop 4 sailings to Antwerp (PSA Quay 1742) instead of calling Rotterdam ECT.



CSAV comes up with a renewed Transatlantic service to USA Mexico!

We are reading today:



New Transatlantic Service (SAMEX) to USA and MEXICO

Dear valued clients,

CSAV is pleased to announce the change of SAMEX Sling 1 introducing a dedicated North Europe – Mexican and US Gulf service improving transit times and service level on this growing trade lane.

New SAMEX Sling 1:
Antwerp –> Bremerhaven  –> Le Havre –> Veracruz –> Altamira –> Houston –> New Orleans –> Charleston — > Antwerp

Connections will remain to and from Rotterdam using barge via Antwerp sailing 3 times per week. Rotterdam bill of ladings will continue to be issued.

The first departure will be the M/V “OOCL MEXICO”, eta Antwerp 01.09.2014
Last departure of the old set up will be the Northern Dexterity 855 eta Le Havre 24.08.2014

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.