Hapag writes as follows:
Further to our notices this year on Trucking Capacity and Terminal Congestion, we regret to inform you that the situation in USA continues to deteriorate.
We continue to have unexpected increases in the cost of inland transport and door delivery, including severe port congestion, truck driver shortages, increased rail volumes, etc.
As a result, Hapag-Lloyd will implement an Intermodal Door Delivery or Door Pick Up Surcharge on all intermodal shipments to/from USA effective November 15, 2014.
This surcharge will be applied to all export and import cargoes that contain an intermodal move from or to the customer’s door.
Import Intermodal Door Delivery Surcharge: USD 100 per Container
Export Intermodal Door Pick Up Surcharge: USD 100 per Container