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Maersk and CMA CGM apply PSS to Australia

Two of the largest European shipping companies, Maersk and CMA CGM, will introduce new Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) for sailings with destinations to Australia, that will be effective from August and September.

In particular, Maersk will push up its rates for all types of cargo, from Mainland China, Hongkong, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea to the Australian ports of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, starting on 16 August, as follows:

Furthermore, CMA CGM will set a PSS of US$1,200 per TEU and US$1,400 per FEU for dry containers, including special equipment, in gauge and out of gauge, from North Europe and Mediterranean ports to Australia and New Zealand.

The surcharge of the French box line will take effect on 10 September and will be valid for less than three months.

Source: Container News


Hapag-Lloyd increases prices to Australia

Hapag Lloyd has announced new rates for Australian destinations that will take effect in the next months.

Hapag-Lloyd increases prices to AustraliaFirstly, the German carrier will implement a peak season surcharge (PSS) of US$500 for 20′ and US$1,000 for 40′ all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers. This surcharge will be applicable from 1 August for sailings starting from Taiwan.

One month later, the Hamburg-based box line will introduce the same level of surcharge for all the container types from China, Macau and Hong Kong to Australia.

Additionally, Hapag-Lloyd will set an increased ocean tariff rate for standard and reefer boxes, including high cube containers, from North Europe and the Mediterranean to Australian base ports Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney.

Effective from 1 August, the new rates will be as follows:

New rates for standard containers

New rates for standard containers

New rates for reefer containers

New rates for reefer containers

Source: Container News