Maersk raises U.S./Middle East-India rates
Maersk Line on Monday announced a general rate increase in the eastbound North America to Middle East and Indian Subcontinent trade.
The Danish carrier noted it had enhanced services, including adding a Houston call to one string, and Miami to another.
The filed eastbound increases, effective May 1, are:
' From the U.S. East Coast, $240 per 20-foot container, $300 per 40-foot container or 40-foot high-cube, and $340 per 45-foot container.
' From the Gulf Coast, $315 per 20-footer, $390 per 40-foot container or high-cube, and $440 per 45-footer.
' From the West Coast, $240 per 40-footer, $300 per 45-foot container and high-cube, and $340 per 45-footer.
It plans further eastbound GRI, effective Aug. 15:
' From the East Coast of $120 per 20-foot container, $150 per 40- foot container or 40-foot high cube, and $170 per 45-foot container.
' From the Gulf Coast, $160 per 20-foot, $195 per 40-foot and 40- foot high-cube, and $220 per 45-foot container.
' From the West Coast, $120 per 20-footer, $150 per 40-footer and high-cube, and $170 per 45-footer.
Westbound, the increases are the same for all U.S. and Canadian destinations. On May 1 they are $260 per 20-foot container, $325 per 40-foot container, $370 per 40-foot high cube, and $415 per 45 foot container. On Aug. 15 the comparable increases are $135, $165, $190, and $210.
The increases apply only to dry cargo, not reefer boxes, and do not include exempt commodities.
Maersk said it would continue to evaluate its rates to inland points to ensure they are fully cost recoverable.
“In the future we will be quoting higher rates for cargo moving to and from inland locations,” Maersk said.