Our latest news

NYK GRI Asia to Euro Nov. 1st


Time has come for the carriers to get the rates up ex Asia.


Seems that NYK is starting the game today:




Please be advised that NYK will implement 2014 Structural Revenue Recovery (SRR) program for Westbound with effect from 1st November 2014.


Effective date: 1st November 2014
Quantum: Westbound US$ 920 per TEU

Routes involved:

From: Asia (Including Japan)/ Indian Sub-continent

To:      North Europe/ Mediterranean/ East Mediterranean / Adriatic/ Black Sea



Cosco cannot offer any Tri- Axle onc. in USA anymore


Cosco just informs that they are facing problems with the availability of Tri- Axle chassis in the USA.

Cosco cannot arrange oncarriages for overweight 20′ containers to door destinations in the USA inland which need additional Tri- Axle chassis for truck/ rail routings.

As from now on until further notice, no Tri- Axle chassis for truck /rail routings will be offered anymore.

All motor oncarriages on Tri- Axle chassis will only be possible on special request and confirmation of COSCO.



Hamburg Sued informs, no freight collect Argentina



Very important for those of you shipping to Argentina, here the details:




We regret to inform that Hamburg Sud and Alianca will no longer be able to collect Freight, ISPS, THC and River PlateToll charges in Argentina effective October 15th 2014. Freight, ISPS, THC and River PlateToll charges will therefore be due abroad.



MOL suspends Rotterdam barge congestion charge


Seems that the Rotterdam barge operation improved, please read here:




On 01 August we have introduced a ‘Barge Congestion Surcharge’ for cargo moving via Rotterdam by barge in response to an increased cost levied by barge operators,  related to substantial delays experienced in the Port of Rotterdam.
With appropriate measures now being put in place, the service levels at the terminals in the Port of Rotterdam have significantly improved. As a consequence, MOL will suspend the ‘Barge Congestion Surcharge’ as from 01 October 2014.




OOCL increases Far East to Australia rates


Please find here below the latest news on OOCL freights:




OOCL announces rate increase on Southeast Asia-Australia services

Dear Valued Customers:

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 November 1,


freight rates for traffic


from Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Indian Subcontinent, Myanmar and Middle East)






will be increased by


US$100/TEU and US$200/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.




Evergreen Europe to Far East, India etc GRI


Evergreen gives notice of a new GRI to Far East and Indian subcontinent as follows:




As Agent of EVERGREEN LINE we would like to inform you, that due to the increasing shipping costs the carrier has decided to announce the following General Rate  Restoration (GRR) in the Europe to Far East, Australia, Indian Subcontinent, Red Sea and  Persian Gulf Trade as follows:

Effective from: November/01/2014
All kind of Equipment: Dry, Specials, Reefers:
USD 150 per 20’ Container & USD 300 per 40’ Container


The rate increase is effective for all shipments with on board date 1st of November 2014.


ISIS collecting money from truckers

Unbeknownst to most of us, ISIS is charging truckers some toll for letting them pass.


Please watch the interview that our agent in Jordan,  Mr Ali Shishani of Crown Logistics gave the TV crew:



OOCL Asia to USA update


Here the latest schedule news from OOCL:




Asia to US West Coast Trade – CC2 Service Schedule Update

Dear Valued Customer:

In response to seasonal changes in market demand, OOCL would like to inform you of the cancellation of one Asia to US West Coast sailing on the Central China 2 (CC2) service with the following details:

– Week 41 E/B (ETA Ningbo on October 05)

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

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of OOCL.



New OOCL China – New Zealand Service


We get the following news from OOCL:




OOCL launches competitive China New Zealand Service (CNS) in November, improving supply chain management in North-South trades

Following the announcement on the new joint service to the market dated on August 22, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is pleased to announce further details of the service branded as the China New Zealand service (CNS).

In cooperation with CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), the new service will commence from Shanghai on November 06, offering customers direct, reliable, and competitive services that will help improve supply chain management efficiency and productivity with our comprehensive southbound and northbound network connections.

Covering major markets in China and New Zealand, the CNS offers weekly sailings and a turn-around in 49 days which includes competitive transit times from Shanghai and Chiwan to Auckland within 22 and 18 days respectively, from Tauranga to Hong Kong within 13 days and  from Chiwan and Shanghai to Brisbane within 12 and 17 days respectively. The first northbound sailing will begin from Port Chalmers on December 02.

The CNS port rotation is as follows: Shanghai / Ningbo / Chiwan / Kaohsiung / Brisbane / Auckland / Port Chalmers / Lyttelton / Napier / Tauranga / Hong Kong / Shekou (seasonal call) / Keelung / Shanghai.


Global coop. agremt Hamburg Sued / UASC


The trend to cooperate continues:




As a customer-focused organisation, UASC is committed to continuously delivering new and enhanced service patterns. Today, we are pleased to announce that UASC and Hamburg Süd have signed a global cooperation agreement that will connect one of the fastest growing carriers in the East-West trades with one of the leading North-South carriers. The agreement will provide access to the South America trade routes for our customers, enabling service diversification that cements UASC as an emerging global carrier.


Following the recent announcement of “Ocean Three” – our collaboration with CSCL and CMA CGM – this new cooperation further demonstrates our continuing engagement with customer requirements to provide comprehensive and reliable services. In addition to these various milestones, our investment in newbuildings, which will see UASC become the first company in the industry to become ‘LNG ready’, also illustrates UASC’s genuine commitment to designing pioneering transport solutions.


In summary the agreement entails UASC will enter the Europe – South America East Coast and Asia – South America East Coast trades effective from mid-2015. Whilst Hamburg Süd will enter the Asia – North Europe and Asia – US trades in December 2014 and January 2015, respectively. Initially, the cooperation will be in the form of slot exchanges, with vessel deployment opportunities being explored in due course. Further geographic scope for cooperation is currently under discussion.


Thank you for your ongoing support. We are looking forward to building upon our relationship with you to serve you better and help you deliver tangible business results.


If you have any further questions, please contact your local UASAC Team in Germany.