• ITVI.USA
    13,714.340
    -40.170
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.930
    0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    13,686.380
    -35.040
    -0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.840
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.280
    -0.210
    -8.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.900
    -0.070
    -3.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.720
    -0.270
    -9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.480
    -0.170
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.070
    -0.210
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.090
    -6.2%
  • WAIT.USA
    127.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    13,714.340
    -40.170
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.930
    0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    13,686.380
    -35.040
    -0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.840
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.280
    -0.210
    -8.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.900
    -0.070
    -3.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.720
    -0.270
    -9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.480
    -0.170
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.070
    -0.210
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.090
    -6.2%
  • WAIT.USA
    127.000
    0.000
    0%
American Shipper

THREE CARIBBEAN/U.S. CARRIER GROUPS TO LEVY U.S. PORT SECURITY

THREE CARIBBEAN/U.S. CARRIER GROUPS TO LEVY U.S. PORT SECURITY

   The three groups of ocean carriers engaged in the U.S./Caribbean/Central

America trades are introducing U.S. port security charges.

   The Hispanola Discussion Agreement carriers (Seaboard, Tropical, Crowley

Liner Services, Navieras, Tecmarine, Frontier and Maersk Sealand), the

Central American Discussion Agreement lines (APL, Seaboard, Crowley Liner

Services and Maersk Sealand) and the Caribbean Ship Owners Association

(consisting of Tropical Shipping, Seaboard, Crowley Liner Services, Bernuth,

Tecmarine, Seafreight and CMA CGM) are all implementing the new surcharge of

$50 per 20-foot container, $100 per 40-foot container and $112 per 45-foot

container next month.

   American Shipper’s Shippers’ NewsWire of today said that Maersk Sealand

is believed to be the first carrier to have introduced a U.S. port security

surcharge since Sept. 11.

   However, a spokesman for Maersk Sealand said that Jones Act carriers in

the Puerto Rico trade have already filed a similar charge, and its

announcement of a U.S. Port Security Charge is part of a collective charge

discussed by carrier agreements.