December 18, 2015

OOCL announces rate increase on Southeast Asia-Australia services



Dear Valued Customer:

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs in our Southeast Asia-Australia services. Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long term, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.

In order to maintain a high standard service level and a comprehensive liner network, please be advised that with effect from January 20, 2016, freight rates for traffic from Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) to Australia will be increased by US$150/TEU and US$300/FEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges applicable at the time of shipment.

For further information, please kindly contact our local sales representatives.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of OOCL.