MSC seem to be one of the few carriers that keep on charging the Low Water Surcharge for the St Lorenz river. How can that be? Low water for MSC and Hapag and not for others?





Service to Canada
Low Water Surcharge (LWS)
15th December 2014

Notice No.: DE-2014-11-029

November, 2014
Dear valued customer,

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 / Scandinavia / Baltic / Mediterranean / Black Sea Area to Canada East Cost.
Effective date will be: 15th December 2014
The applicable quantum will be: USD 175,00 per 20’ USD 250,00 per 40’

In case of further questions please do not hesitate to contact your local MSC office.