We have recently received advice from Shipping Lines that as of December 8, 2017, freight rates for FCL containers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam to Australia will increase by USD 200 for 20′ containers and USD 400 for 40′ containers. This will apply to both dry and refrigerated cargo loaded onto vessels from December 8, and will apply on top of existing market rates and  surcharges. This will also apply to any cargo being transhipped through the applicable ports.