MSC Surcharge – (EIC) Emergency Intermodal Charge

Due to the ongoing congestion situation at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (read previous NASA post on that here), Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has implemented an EIC (Emergency Intermodal Charge) for dry cargo moving from Oceania (Australia / New Zealand, Noumea) to the United States.  This charge is only applicable when MSC is arranging the door delivery or arranging a connection to a rail terminal as specified below.    

Shipments moving via a client provided trucker are exempt from this surcharge.

Effective December 4th, 2020 (gate-in date / cargo received) until further notice, the EIC of USD 350 per dry container applies as follows:

  1. Any shipment via Los Angeles or Long Beach where MSC is performing the door delivery, or where MSC must arrange connection to a local Southern California rail terminal via truck.
  2. Any shipment moving to one of the below designated rail ramps via any USA port where MSC is performing door delivery/ pickup or where MSC must arrange connection to a local port of discharge to the rail terminal via truck:
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • St Louis, Missouri
    • St Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota

This current surcharge is reflective of current market conditions for inbound and domestic freight.  Read NASA’s recent US domestic trucking outlook here.  For any questions on your pending shipments or Hillebrand intermodal and door delivery services, please reach out to your Hillebrand representative.