NORTH EUROPE/CANADA CONFERENCES RAISE GREAT LAKES CHARGES
The north Europe/Canada eastbound and westbound conferences have announced higher charges for shipments to and from the Great Lakes via Canadian ports.
Effective Jan. 1, the “Great Lakes additional” charge will increase to C$300 per 20-foot container and C$555 per 40-footer.
The conferences said that the increases follow the announcement of a 4-percent hike in rail rates in Canada, also effective Jan. 1.
The members of the north Europe/Canada conferences are Atlantic Container Line, Canada Maritime, Cast, Hapag-Lloyd and Orient Overseas Container Line.