Just received this message from MSC:
For and on behalf of our principal MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Geneva, we like to inform you that the water levels of St. Laurent river are dropping significantly.
As a consequence MSC is implementing a Low Water Surcharge (LWS) in the trades from North West Continent / Baltic / Eire & Mediterranean / Black Sea Area to Canada East Cost.
Effective date will be: 1st August 2014
The applicable quantum will be: USD 175,00 per 20’ and USD 250,00 per 40’