We have received advice from Maersk Line that they intend charging an Emergency Bunker Surcharge from June 1, 2018 on certain routes, and from July 1, 2018 on all other routes.
The surcharge amounts are as follows, and will depend on the trade lane the cargo moves within :
- 20 foot dry containers: 60 USD, 50 EUR, 45 GBP
- 40 and 45 foot dry containers: 120 USD, 100 EUR, 90 GBP
- 20 foot refrigerated containers: 90 USD, 75 EUR, 65 GBP
- 40 and 45 foot refrigerated containers: 180 USD, 150 EUR, 130 GBP
With global oil costs moving higher we may start to see the introduction of further fuel surcharges from carriers, and also from Airlines in coming months.