We will never understand why carriers come up with totally unrealistic GRI announcements and then finally settle on reasonable numbers, if ever the GRI will happen.
Here is another one of these GRI notices:
General Rate Increase (GRI)
Transatlantic Trade: EGLV-615 Europe to USA & Puerto Rico
Dear valued customer,
as Agent of EVERGREEN LINE we would like to inform you that the carrier has decided to announce the following General Rate Increase (GRI) in the Transatlantic Export Trade:
Trade: Europe to USA & Puerto Rico (EGLV 615)
Effective date: April 01, 2015 (carrier’s custody)
GRI quantum for all commodities:
USD 400 per 20′ Container
USD 500 per 40′ Container
USD 500 per 40′ High-Cube Container
USD 500 per Reefer Container
The rate increase is valid for all existing Tariff Rates, Special Quotations, as well as Service Contracts.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you require further information.