TSA carriers increase inland fuel surcharge
Carriers of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have increased their inland fuel surcharges for long-haul rail and combination rail/truck moves, and for pure truck moves.
Effective Oct. 1, the new charge will be set at $158 (from $137) per container for rail and long-haul intermodal rail/truck moves; and at $46 (from $40) per container for western U.S. Group 4 and East Coast store-door truck shipments.
The surcharge level was determined by a weighted average of diesel fuel price of $2.396 per gallon, as tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, over a 13-week period ended Aug. 30, the TSA said.
TSA members are: American President Lines, CMA CGM, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, COSCO Container Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Evergreen Marine, Orient Overseas Container Line, Hanjin Shipping Co., Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming Marine and Hyundai Merchant Marine.