The situation gets more and more dramatic with the carriers. They will have to take the decision, how long they want to push the GRIs non- executed from one month to the next.

Nobody will be present at their financial funeral, so the lines better find a solution.

Here comes Maersk with another attempt to increase the numbers:





General Rate Increase – Far East to Mediterranean and North Europe

To our valued customers,


Please be advised that Maersk Line is announcing a General Rate Increase (GRI)


effective 1st of July 2015 based on scheduled “Vessel Departure Date”

from Far East (excluding Japan)

to MED and NEUR countries at USD 1,150/TEU.

For Syria, the GRI amount is at EUR 1,050/TEU.
The GRI is applicable for both DRY and REEFER cargo.

Should you have further queries, please contact your local Maersk Line representative.
With regards,
Maersk Line