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U.S. Port Congestion Leads to ‘Intermodal’ Surcharge

(Mike King – Lloyd’s Loading List)

Lines offering Asia to US services will further ramp up charges in the coming weeks by introducing new ‘intermodal door delivery charges’.

Most member lines of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement will start charging customers US$100 per FEU and USD$90 per TEU on all cargo moving under ‘intermodal store-door delivery through rates’ from Asia to the US.

The new charges will be introduced individually by lines from around November 15 and by no later than the start of December. The TSA said the charges would help lines recover an increase in costs incurred on intermodal services. Read more here.