Rate Restoration – Far East Westbound East Asia to Mediterranean

May 5, 2016


Dear Customer,


The volatility on the Asia to Europe trade lanes have resulted in the container freight rates reaching unsustainable levels. To avoid service disruptions in the supply chain or services being withdrawn Hapag-Lloyd has to increase rates. In a continued effort to provide you with a high level of service and uninterrupted services and equipment supply Hapag-Lloyd announces an increased FAK (Freight All Kinds) rate for all cargoes for standard container types on the Far East westbound trade.


Valid from May 16, 2016 Hapag-Lloyd’s FAK rate subject to applicable surcharges will be:
 USD 1125 per 20′ Container
 USD 2150 per 40′ Container
 USD 2200 per 40′ High Cube Container


This new rate level is a further step to bring the rates back to sustainable levels and will be applicable from all base ports in Asia to all Mediterranean base ports. Out ports will be subject to the prevailing transport additional in Europe and in Asia.


Mediterranean comprises the West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean, Black Sea and North Africa.
East Asia comprises Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China (PRC), Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei and Russian Pacific Ports of Vladivostok and Vostochny.


For further information please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Kind regards,
Hapag-Lloyd AG