Hapag-Lloyd Emergency Equipment Surcharges
Due to the ongoing equipment shortage in Europe, overall re-positioning costs for carriers have increased significantly. Hapag Lloyd is the latest shipping line to announce an emergency surcharge from North Europe (excluding United Kingdom and Ireland) to North America.
The surcharge will be USD 100 per 20 foot container and USD 200 per 40 foot container effective January 15th, 2021.
Note that shipments with Mediterranean Shipping Corporation (MSC) are already subject to equipment imbalance surcharges as previously announced.