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CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE STUDI CONTAINERS
ANNO XXXVIII - Numero FEBBRAIO 2020
CONTAINER LINES ADD MORE BACKHAUL AND REEFER SURCHARGES
Container lines are continuing to add surcharges for the
backhaul into Asia and Chinese reefer imports as the coronavirus
(COVID-19) impact schedules and reefer slot availability.
As lines continue to blank more sailings from Asia due to lower
volumes from China caused by the shutdown factories due coronavirus
outbreak it is putting pressure on space on the backhaul on the
CMA CGM is adding a $300 per container peak season surcharge on
dry cargo between North Europe to China and North and South Asia
base ports from 15 March. Hapag-Lloyd has already announced a
similar surcharge at $325 per box from 1 March.
Meanwhile as the availability of reefer plugs at major Chinese
ports has worsened according to Maersk Line. The Danish line already
has a $1,000 per reefer container congestion surcharge for shipments
to Shanghai and Xingang and this is being extended to Ningbo from 28
February for non-FMC trades and 22 March for trades covered by the
Maersk recommends shippers choose other destination ports in
China for reefer shipments and is offering free destination change
to another port in China for reefer cargoes already in transit.