As previously announced, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced a surcharge on all cargo from Europe to US West Coast ports and Vancouver. MSC has granted NASA a slight adjustment on announced surcharge, changing the effective date and the rates to Oakland and LA/LB as follows:
Effective September 13, 2021 MSC will increase rates from Europe to US West Coast ports as follows:
Ports of Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, Canada – USD $1,000 per container (all sizes / types)
Ports of Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach: USD $500 / 20′ container (dry or reefer) and USD $700 40′ container (dry or reefer)
This applies to cargo originating or trans-shipping in Europe (Continental Europe, the UK, Scandinavia, or Baltic regions) to US West Coast and Vancouver, Canada
This surcharge follows the disruption on their California Express service and the temporary stop of direct calls at Seattle and Vancouver. These ports will be serviced by the Panama to PNW feeder service, transshipping via Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico), effective September 11, 2021.
New increases coming from Europe to all USA ports for October 1st, 2021.
Expect rate increases from Europe to US East Coast / Gulf ports in the range of USD $1,000 for dry containers and $2,000 per reefer, and USD $1700 – $2,000 per container (dry or reefer) to the US West Coast.
The increases reflect the extremely high port congestion levels at US ports (especially on the US West Coast) which are expected to remain high throughout the end of the year not only due to inventory resupply and holiday shipping, but also due to available labor supply and safety protocol at the ports that impact productivity.
Please reach out to your Hillebrand representative for further information on your bookings and lead times.