MERSEILLES : The major European shipping line CMA CGM has published that it will apply new Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) in several ports globally.
Particularly, the French carrier will implement a PSS of US$587 per TEU and US$1,175 per FEU for dry and reefer containers, from Italy to the South American ports of Guyana and Surinam. The surcharges will be applicable from 1 September.
Furthermore, another PSS of the same price and for the same type of cargo will be introduced on 23 September for sailings from Italy to North Brasil.
In addition, CMA CGM will push up its rates from Europe to several destinations in America. More specifically, there will be a PSS of US$470 per dry and reefer container from North Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea ports, to Trinidad, Guyana, Windwards and Leewards (except France).
With the same place of origin, CMA CGM will set a PSS of US$235 per dry and reefer unit for Surinam destinations. Both surcharges will be effective from 7 September.
Meanwhile, the Marseille-based liner operator has introduced a PSS of US$200 per standard 20′ container, and US$600 per standard and High Cube 40′ box from the port of Mozambique, Maputo to all destinations across the world.
The main date of application is 15 August but the surcharge will start on 1 September for shipments to Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, Tobago and St Lucia, and on 15 September for shipments to the US and its territories, and Latin America ports in Brasil, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela and Panama.
However, CMA CGM has noted that the PSS from Maputo to East Russia will be US$2,000 per unit.
Source : Container News