Calling USA West Coast ports at this time is far away from being easy. There are lots of problems, waiting times and costs all over the place, MSC is reacting with the GRI specified below and the next GRI  is also in the making already, meaning that  as of April 1st, they will raise the rates again by USD 300 per 20′ and 400 per 40′.




NWC / Scandinavia / Baltic Sea to USA West Coast
General Rate Increase (GRI)

4th March 2015
Notice No.: DE-2015-02-005
February, 2015

Dear valued customer,
For and on behalf of our principal MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Geneva, we like to inform you that in view of the present conditions of all the US West Coast Ports and in order to preserve the service presently offered, MSC herewith announce a freight increase effective March 4th 2015.


Effective date will be: 4th March 2015
The applicable quantum will be: USD 400,00 per 20’ and USD 500,00 per 40’


The above amount will be applicable on all tariffs and on all the contracts. In case of further questions please do not hesitate to contact your local MSC office.