More lines to charge EU customs fee
American Shipper reported Monday that Maersk Line would charge a fee from Jan. 1 to cover the costs associated with the start of the European Union's Advanced Manifest Rule in 2011.
The rule requires liner carriers to submit an entry summary declaration (known as an ENS) to the first EU port of call at least 24 hours before cargo is loaded onto the vessel bound for the EU.
Other carriers have likewise announced similar fees in recent days. OOCL will charge a $25 filing charge per bill of lading and $40 for an amended bill of lading related to the advanced manifest rule. APL's fee is charging a $40
Hyundai Merchant Marine said an ENS filing surcharge is 'under consideration.'
More carriers are likely to release information in coming days.