Dear Valued Customers,

As a follow up to the December 12 advisory regarding the Congestion Surcharge intended to address the potential risk of significantly increased port congestion as result of any labor related issues on or after December 29, 2012, please note that the following adjustment to the effective dates for this surcharge:

Scope: U.S. West Coast Exports to the World:

  • Effective date: January 21, 2013

Scope: All shipments to/from ports in the United States (excluding U.S. West coast exports to the world):

  • Effective Date: December 29, 2012

This Port Congestion Surcharge (CON) applicable to all shipments to/from ports in the United States. This also includes import shipments to the United States that are routed through Canada.

The amounts of the surcharge are as follow and are applicable to both dry and reefer shipments:

  • USD 800 per 20’ container
  • USD 1000 per 40’ STD
  • USD 1125 per 40’ HC
  • USD 1266 per 45’ container

Please note this is a forward filing as precaution to address the potential for congestion as result of possible labor actions.  Should there be no labor action and subsequent congestion disrupting operations, this tariff filing will be nullified.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local sales representative.

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