Dear Valued Customer,

The below constitutes a force majeure event

In this update, we now advise of further additions and changes to the surcharges implemented as a result of industrial action by the MUA in the Sydney Port.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

MSC has advised that will introduce a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) for cargo discharged in both the Brisbane Port and Melbourne Port. This is in addition to the surcharges advised by MSC previously, and which are set out in our earlier notices below.

European, Turkey & Israel Import Cargo

MSC will apply this PCS on all import cargo sailing on vessels with a Bill of Lading date of 15 October 2020 and later.
The PCS rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00

USA Import Cargo

MSC will apply this PCS on all import cargo with a “Cargo in possession date” of 29 October 2020 and later.
The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00

Export Cargo

MSC will apply this PCS on all export cargo sailing on vessels as follows;
➢ USA destined cargo: Cargo in possession on and after 29 October 2020.
➢ All other export cargo: Cargo sailing on vessels with a Bill of Lading date of 15 October 2020 and later.
The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00

MAERSK

Maersk has advised that it will introduce a Port Congestion Surcharge (PSC) on all Sydney destination cargo.

All Cargo other than USA

This PSC will apply to all cargo, as follows;
➢ Import cargo on vessels arriving on and after 1 October 2020.
➢ Export cargo on vessels departing on and after 1 October 2020.
The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$350.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$700.00

USA Cargo

This PSC will apply to all cargo, as follows;
➢ Import cargo received at origin on and after 24 October 2020.
➢ Export cargo received in Sydney on and after 24 October 2020.

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$350.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$700.00

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)

OOCL has advised that it will impose a Transport Additional Surcharge (TAD) on all Sydney destined cargo that it, because of the Sydney Port problems, discharges at other Australian ports. This TAD will apply to all cargo discharged at other Australian ports on and after 25 September 2020.

The transport additional surcharge will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$250.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$500.00

This TAD will not apply to reefer cargo.

Below is our 22 September 2020 notice, repeated for your information.

UPDATE: CURRENT AT 22.09.20

Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.

Hyundai has advised that it will introduce a Port Congestion Surcharge due to the Sydney Port Congestion, on all Sydney destination cargo.

This will apply to;
1. All North-East Asia cargo that has a sailing date (ATD) of 21 September and later.
2. All Australian export cargo that has a sailing date (ATD) of 21 September and later.

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$230.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$460.00

T.S.Lines Co Ltd

T.S. Lines has advised that it will introduce a Port Congestion Surcharge due to the Sydney Port Congestion, on all Sydney destination cargo. This will apply to all Sydney import cargo with a Sydney ETA of 28 September and later.

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$280.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$560.00

Below is our 16 September 2020 notice, repeated for your information.

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UPDATE: CURRENT AT 16.09.20

The 6 Shipping Lines imposing surcharges are, at this stage;
➢ Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
➢ CMA CGM
➢ ANL
➢ Ocean Network Express (ONE)
➢ Pacific International Lines (PIL)
➢ Hapag-Lloyd.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

MSC has now changed its position and will apply different surcharges for European & USA cargo, and for Asian cargo. Both surcharges will be applied now on an ETD basis rather than an ETA basis.

Asian Cargo (NEA & SEA)

MSC will now not apply a Port Congestion Surcharge, and instead, apply a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS). MSC will apply this PSS on all cargo sailing on vessels with an originally planned (pro-forma) ETD of 14 September
2020 and later.

The PSS rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00

In addition to this, MSC will now

European Cargo

MSC will apply a Port Congestion Surcharge and will apply this on all cargo sailing on vessels with an originally planned (proforma) ETD of 14 September 2020 and later.

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00

USA Cargo

MSC will apply a Port Congestion Surcharge and will apply this on all cargo with a “Cargo in possession date” of 8 October 2020 and later.

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00

ANL Container Line (ANL)

Asian Cargo (NEA & SEA)

ANL has now changed its position and will apply the Port Congestion Surcharge on an ETD basis rather than an ETA basis. ANL will apply this Port Congestion Surcharge on all cargo sailing on vessels with a “Bill of Lading” date (ATD) of 17September 2020 and later.

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$285.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$570.00

USA Cargo
ANL will apply a Port Congestion Surcharge and will apply this on all cargo with a “Cargo in possession date” of 10 October 2020 and later.

CMA CGM

European Cargo
CMA CGM has now changed its position and will apply a Port Congestion Surcharge on an ETD basis rather than an ETA basis. CMA CGM will apply this Port Congestion Surcharge on all cargo sailing on vessels with a Bill of Lading date (ATD) of
17 September 2020 and later (the actual date is still be confirmed).

The Port Congestion Surcharge rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$285.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$570.00

Ocean Network Express (ONE)

ONE has not made any changes to its earlier announcement. What has become clear, however, is that for the below specific vessel voyages, ONE plan to discharge its Sydney cargo in Melbourne, and later reposition this cargo, presumably, on another vessel to Sydney.
➢ Import cargo arriving on the following vessels; Northern Jaguar voyage 033S;  Maersk Surabaya voyage 034S; Seroja Enam voyage 037S; CMA CGM Loire voyage 039S

The transport additional charge will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$325.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$650.00

Pacific International Lines (PIL)
PIL has now changed its position and will apply the Port Congestion Surcharge on an ETD basis rather than an ETA basis.
While not yet confirmed, we expect PIL will apply this Port Congestion Surcharge on all cargo sailing on vessels with an
ETD of 1 October 2020 and later.
The congestion surcharge is;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00
Hapag-Lloyd (HL)
HL has advised that it will introduce a Peak Season Surcharge due to the Sydney Port Congestion on Sydney
destination cargo.
This will apply only to all North East Asia cargo that is received into the export wharf on and after 23 September 2020.
The PSS rate will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$300.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$600.00
VISA will also charge the following “pass through” fee, to cover both the administrative and funding cost of
processing this congestion surcharge. The fee will be;
➢ 20’ Containers: US$20.00
➢ 40’ Containers: US$40.00