Dear Valued Customer,

In order to align all Trades throughout OOCL, as of 01/01/2015 the definition of Shipment Date for rate application purposes for Asia-Europe, Intra-Europe & Australia/New Zealand shipments will be altered from On Board Date (OBD) to Cargo Receipt Date (CRD – i.e. Gate-in date at 1st port). This will assist to eliminate confusion as to which rate level applies should vessel delays occur.

For the avoidance of doubt, the shipment date for rate application purposes as of 01/01/2015 will be defined as follows:


Trade Shipment date defined as
Asia-Europe Gate-in date at 1st port
Transatlantic Merchant haulage: Gate-in date at 1st port
Carrier’s haulage: Outbound door appointment date
Australia & New Zealand Gate-in date at 1st port
Intra-Europe Gate-in date at 1st port


In case of any question please do not hesitate to contact your Sales representative.