Increase in Maersk Shipping Rates

Starting from May 15, rates will be raised on goods transported to the Far East, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and the East Coast of South America.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Beginning May 15, the Danish shipping company Maersk Line said its rates for the Far East (excluding Japan), the Middle East and the Sub Indian continent will see an overall increase of $500 per 20-foot container and $1,000 per container measuring 40 feet, 40 feet HC, and 45 feet of dry cargo.

"In addition, for the Far East route (excluding Japan) to the East Coast of South America, the company said its overall rate increases will be located at $750 for a 20 feet container; $1,500 for 40-foot containers; $500 for 45 feet HC container and $750 for non-operating refrigerator container. "

"Maersk Line reminded its customers that the congestion surcharge in its rate 'between the world and the U.S.' addresses the potential risk associated with the stagnation of port operations as a result of labor disputes, therefore the surcharge will be applied to all shipments to or from the U.S., including those from Canada or Mexico. "

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