Savannah Port Congestion – carriers drop service or increase congestion surcharges

Due to the increased congestion at the Port of Savannah, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA-CGM will temporarily remove port calls from vessel rotations. 

Hapag-Lloyd will substitute Jacksonville, Florida port calls in mid-November on the route that connects with Hamburg, Antwerp and London. 

CMA-CGM will also shift in mid-November and will replace Savannah with Charleston, South Carolina for sailings between the Mediterranean and US East Coast. 

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) will continue to call Savannah port, but will increase the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for all cargo from Europe and Scandinavian/Baltic origins. 

As of November 1st, all equipment (dry or reefer) shipping to Savannah the MSC PSS will increase from USD 2,200 to USD 3,200 per 20′ container and from USD 2,700 to USD 3,700 per 40′ container until further notice. 

Read more about Savannah port in this NY Times article