• ITVI.USA
    15,466.420
    -70.120
    -0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.742
    -0.012
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    20.530
    0.040
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,439.080
    -68.090
    -0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,466.420
    -70.120
    -0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.742
    -0.012
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    20.530
    0.040
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,439.080
    -68.090
    -0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
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MAERSK SEALAND, P&O NEDLLOYD RAISE MED/U.S. CHARGES

MAERSK SEALAND, P&O NEDLLOYD RAISE MED/U.S. CHARGES

   The two-carrier United States South Europe Conference, which consists of Maersk Sealand and P&O Nedlloyd, has announced the introduction of a chassis charge in the U.S. and higher bunker charges.

   The carriers said that they will implement a new “chassis usage charge” applicable in the United States whenever the ocean carrier provides a chassis. Previously, carriers included this service at no extra cost.

   The charge will be $40 per chassis in the eastbound trade and $60 per chassis westbound.

   The introduction of the new charge has become necessary because the costs associated with the practice of supplying chassis to customers “have now become exorbitant,” a spokesman for the conference said.

   In addition, the conference carriers’ eastbound and westbound bunker charge will be increased from $90 per 20-foot container and $180 per 40-footer now to $106 per 20-foot box and $212 per 40-foot container, effective Jan. 1.

   The carriers also plan to increase their westbound equipment repositioning surcharge, due to increased imbalances in the eastbound/westbound trade. The westbound equipment charge will go up from $250 per container now to $300 per container, effective Jan. 1.

   The decision of the United States South Europe Conference to introduce a chassis charge in the U.S. follows similar moves by transpacific discussions agreements and by the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement. Maersk Sealand and P&O Nedlloyd are members of the transpacific and transatlantic carrier agreements concerned.

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