EES Surcharge from Northern France effective June 8, 2021

There has been little relief to the upheaval in the ocean carrier industry as shippers continue to struggle with equipment shortages, longer lead times for ocean carrier bookings, transport delays or port omissions, and congestion backlogs at port terminals.

Although all key wine production or consumption markets have struggled with this, it has been more acute in certain regions and shipping corridors.

Both the consistent high demand for shipments and the underlying imbalance of global container production and active supply, and production shortage of global container supply have exacerbated normal transport flows from Northern Europe. 

In tandem with new ocean carrier charges (see MSC notice here), on June 8, 2021 an Emergency Equipment Surcharge (EES) of US$600 per dry container and US$1000 per reefer container will apply on shipments originating from Northern France (Le Havre or Antwerp).

The shipping environment is more complex than ever, and we are active with our ocean carrier partners to prioritize space and equipment for your shipments.