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  • Carrier Surcharges to Address Port Congestion and Container Imbalances December 4, 2020 Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) will implement an “Emergency Intermodal Surcharge” of $350 per dry container at US West Coast ports beginning on January 1, 2021. OOCL is the latest carrier to impose an intermodal surcharge to address congestion and container imbalances. The surcharge applies to all truck deliveries from the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, and Tacoma. This surcharge will not ...
  • FMC Intervention on Detention and Demurrage Charges November 30, 2020 The current transportation crisis that we are experiencing is unprecedented. Small, medium and large sized importers and exporters are all affected by the current shipping climate. Solutions are hard to find, but we continue to look for resolutions for each of your individual needs. Currently, we are asking for relief from growing demurrage and detention charges on the East and West Coast ports. The governments of ...
  • Container Shortages Continue Even for Premium Services November 30, 2020 Container shortages at Asian ports are so severe that carriers with premium trans-Pacific services are unable to guarantee customers’ equipment will be available. The Chinese ports of Xiamen, Ningbo, and Shanghai are experiencing such extreme shortages that vessels are leaving Asia without full loads because there is not enough equipment to be found. Several carriers, including APL/CMA CGM, Matson Navigation Co., Maersk Line, and Zim Integrated Shipping ...




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