On 5 January 2024, Maersk announced, that to prioritize the safety of our seafarers and your cargo, and in the light of the risks, delays and difficulties associated with transiting the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden, all its vessels will be temporarily diverted around the Cape of Good Hope for the foreseeable future. By temporarily suspending voyages through the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden, we hope to bring our customers more consistency and predictability despite the associated delays that come with the re-routing. However, this has ultimately brought about increased costs as we try to mitigate the severe disruptions and ripple effects of the ongoing situation.

As previously mentioned in our advisory, our teams will continue to evaluate the impact of the situation and review the surcharges depending on the circumstances.

Basis the recent review, please find the changes to the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for certain trades mentioned in the table below.

For the trades not mentioned in today’s advisory, there will be NO changes to the rate levels for PSS and TDS beyond what was previously announced in our advisory updated further below on this page.

Please note that the rate applicable for Maersk SPOT and Maersk GO bookings have been adjusted to reflect circumstances at the time of booking. The current rate for TDS, ECS and PSS will not be added unless expressly stated in the price breakdown. For contracts with less than 1M validity & OOG, please consult your sales representatives on the applicability of ECS and PSS.

We appreciate your trust, loyalty and understanding during such challenging times. Our teams are here to serve you, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Maersk representative.

Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)

Headhaul trades (USD per container) Charge name 20DRY 40DRY 20 Reef 40HREF / 45 HDRY
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Far East Asia to North Europe (E1W - FEA to NEUR) - rate valid till 31 Mar PCD
Charge name
PSS
20DRY
400
40DRY
800
20 Reef
400
40HREF / 45 HDRY
800 / 800
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Far East Asia to North Europe (E1W - FEA to NEUR) - Change effective from 01 April PCD
Charge name
PSS
20DRY
250
40DRY
500
20 Reef
250
40HREF / 45 HDRY
500 / 500

* Subject to any required regulatory approvals and notice periods, after which the surcharge will apply.

If any rate changes in the advisory, it is effective from the date of the new advisory unless specifically mentioned as a different effective date.

PSS will be applied to all cargoes on the trades mentioned above regardless of vessel routings.

The rates apply to all OOG,SOC and NOR containers also. So 40 Flat/Open/NOR will have the same rate as 40 Dry.

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