INTERMARINE SERVICES TO IMPOSE SURCHARGES
Intermarine services will implement surcharges for port security, the Panama Canal and will increase bill of lading documentation fees, effective Nov. 1.
The port security surcharge is necessitated by new homeland security requirements imposed by the U.S. Coast Guard on vessels calling U.S. ports, Intermarine said. The surcharge will be $15 to 20-foot container, $30 per 40-footer , and $1.75 per weight/measurement (1,000 kilograms or 1 cubic meter) for breakbulk and less-than-containerload cargo. The surcharge will apply to all cargoes loaded or discharged in U.S. port.
The Panama Canal surcharge, implemented to cover toll increases by the Panama Canal Authority for vessels transiting the canal, will be $100 per container, regardless of size, and $5 per weight/measurement for breakbulk and LCL.
The B/L documentation fee will be increased to $55 from $45 due to increased documentation requirements, Intermarine said.
Intermarine's services are: Industrial Maritime Carriers (USA), which provides services between U.S./Mexico and the Caribbean and the North and East coasts of South America; Industrial Maritime Carriers (Bahamas) serves between North America and Asia/Europe/Middle East; and West Coast Industrial Express, which provides services between the U.S. Gulf Coast and the West Coast of South America.
Intermarine, based in New Orleans, specializes in ocean transport and inland heavy haul transportation services.