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    Port Congestion Surcharge Update

    As I’ve mentioned over the past few months, the carriers will charge a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) in case there is a strike at the East and Gulf Coast ports. Here is the latest update on the PCS amounts from the various carriers. Please pay particular attention to the remarks on how the PCS will be charged.

    PCS (Port Congestion Surcharge)

    CARRIER

    TRADE

    20’GP

    40’GP

    40’HQ

    45’HQ

    EFFECTIVE DATE

    REMARKS

    ANL

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,100

    $1,266

    5-Oct-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    APL

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    30-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    CMA

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,100

    $1,266

    30-Dec-12

    Basis on arrival date

    COSCO

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    29-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    CSAV

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    n/a

    6-Oct-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    CSCL

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    29-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    EMC

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    5-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    HAMBURG

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,000

    n/a

    10-Jan-13

    Basis on on-board date

    HAPAG

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    1-Dec-12

    Basis on arrival date

    HANJIN

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    1-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    HMM

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    2-Oct-12

    Basis on origin cargo receipt date

    KLINE

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    30-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    MAERSK

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    29-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    MASTON

    USA

    $500

    $500

    $500

    $500

    10-Jan-13

    Basis on gate-in date

    MSC

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    n/a

    1-Oct-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    NYK

    USA

    $1,000

    $1,000

    $1,000

    $1,000

    29-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    OOCL

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    $1,266

    29-Dec-12

    Basis on gate-in date

    UASC

    USA

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,125

    n/a

    29-Dec-12

    Basis on arrival date

     

    We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

    Jimmy Ting

    jimmyting@gwlcorp.com