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Maersk: GRI Far East to Oceania







Far East Asia to Oceania General Rate Increase (GRI)




Effective date: 20 January 2015
Scope: Far East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar) to Oceania (Australia)
General Rate Increase: USD 150/300 per 20’/40’/40’ high cube dry




Maersk: GRI Far East to Europe Jan 1st, 2016







Far East Asia (excl. Japan) to Europe General rate increase (GRI)




Effective date: 01 January 2016
Scope: Far East Asia (excl. Japan) to Mediterranean (excl. Syria)
General Rate Increase: USD 1200/2400/2400/2400 per 20’/40’/40’ high cube/45’ high cube dry reefer


Scope: Far East Asia (excl. Japan) to Syria
General Rate Increase: EUR 1100/2200/2200/2200 per 20’/40’/40’ high cube/45’ high cube dry reefer


Scope: Far East Asia (excl. Japan) to North Europe
General Rate Increase: USD 1200/2400/2400/2400 per 20’/40’/40’ high cube/45’high cube dry reefer




Maersk: GRI Far East to East Coast South America







Far East Asia to East Coast of South America General Rate Increase (GRI)




Effective date: 1 January 2016
Scope: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, South, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay
General Rate Increase: USD 300/600/600 per 20’/40’/40’ high cube dry and USD 300/300/300 per 20’/40’/40 high cube reefer

NOR: USD 300




CMA: Asia to USA PSS postponed








Postponement of Peak Season Surcharge (PSS-2) Far East/Asia/ISC to USA

New Effective January 15, 2016


Dear Valued Customer,


Please be advised that CMA CGM has decided to postpone the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS2) on all dry and reefer cargo from Asia to USA and Canada. The new effective date will be January 15, 2016.


New Effective Date: January 15, 2016.
From: All Asia (includes Far East) Ports of Load
TO: ALL U.S.A. Ports of Discharge and inland points via said ports of discharge = CMDU 043
From: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, or Bangladesh POLs
TO: ALL U.S West Coast Ports of Discharge, and inland points via said ports of discharge = CMDU 029


USD 360 per 20′ (all types)
USD 400 per 40′ (all types)
USD 450 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 450 per 40′ (reefer types)
USD 506 per 45′ (all types)
USD 640 per 53’* (all types)
*USWC ports of discharge



1) This surcharge will not apply to origins in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, and French Polynesia.
This charge will apply to all Cargo which are received and moving under a CMA CGM bill of lading on or after January 15, 2016.
Thank you for your continued support. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact your local CMA CGM sales representative. For current schedule activity please visit our Web site at
Best regards,
Vice President, Import Sales
CMA CGM (America) LLC




OOCL: GRI South East Asia to Australia







December 18, 2015

OOCL announces rate increase on Southeast Asia-Australia services



Dear Valued Customer:

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs in our Southeast Asia-Australia services. Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long term, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.

In order to maintain a high standard service level and a comprehensive liner network, please be advised that with effect from January 20, 2016, freight rates for traffic from Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) to Australia will be increased by US$150/TEU and US$300/FEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges applicable at the time of shipment.

For further information, please kindly contact our local sales representatives.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of OOCL.




Maersk: French drop off and pick up charges for containers





18 décembre 2015


Nouveaux tarifs « pick-up » and « drop-off »

Chère Cliente, cher Client,

Nous vous prions de bien vouloir trouver ci-dessous nos nouveaux tarifs de pick-up et drop-off.

Ces tarifs s’entendent en EUR et sont valides du 1er janvier 2016 au 31 mars 2016.




Nous restons à votre disposition pour toute information complémentaire.


Votre Équipe Maersk Line




Maersk: New IMO tariff, rules







Dear Valued Customer,

Maersk Line has revised the IMO tariff effective from 01. January 2016.

This is the outcome  of our regular IMO review to check if the levels are market relevant and justify our cost in carrying the risky hazardous cargo with special stowage requirements.

The changes will be in effect from 01. January 2016 and bookings created with price calculation dates on/after 01. January 2016 will take the new tariff levels.

Please click here to get an overview of the new IMO tariff.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support.

For further information, kindly contact your local customer service or sales representative.

With best regards

Maersk Deutschland A/S & Co. KG
As agent of the carrier Maersk Line A/S
Ericusspitze 2-4
20457 Hamburg




MOL: GRI Asia to Europe January 2016







18 December, 2015


Subject: Asia-Europe Westbound General Rate Increase (GRI)



Dear Valued Customer,



We would like to inform you that MOL will implement a GRI for cargo moving



from Far East Asia (including South East Asia and Japan)

to Northern Europe (Including UK/Ireland, Scandinavia & Baltic) and the Mediterranean (East- and West Med, Black Sea & North Africa).



The above mentioned GRI will become

effective from 7th January 2016 (Bill of Lading date) and has been set at USD 1.200 per TEU.



The GRI is applicable to all commodities and equipment types. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact your local sales office. Contact details can be found on our website



Yours faithfully, MOL Management




Maersk: New THC Rotterdam






Dear Customer,


At Maersk Line, we always strive to inform you to the best of our ability. Therefore, please take note of the following information, so that your next booking with us can go as smoothly as possible.

Effective 1st February 2016, Maersk Line will apply a new tariff for the Terminal Handling Charge (THC), which accounts for import as well as for export business through the port of Rotterdam:


Old Tariff

DRY THC:            €205

REEF THC:          €290


New Tariff

DRY THC:            €210

REEF THC:          €300


To avoid future confusion: depending on whether your business is import or export business, the above tariffs can also be charged as Origin Handling Charge (OHC) or Destination Handling Charge (DHC).

In case you have any questions about this implementation, please turn to your closest Maersk Line representative, as he or she will gladly provide you with any additional information.


Best regards,

Maersk Line the Netherlands & Switzerland




APL: GRI Asia to Europe January 1st, 2016







16 December 2015

Asia-Europe Market: Rate Restoration


Dear Valued Customer,


Please be advised that APL will apply a Rate Restoration within the following service scope with effect from January 1, 2016.



Origins: Asia & Oceania

Destinations: North Europe, West & East Mediterranean, North Egypt
USD 1200 per TEU




For more information, please contact your local APL representative. We thank you for your business and continued support.
APL Co. Pte Ltd