Friday Feb 14th 2020

PCS (Port Congestion Surcharge) – Reefer exports to Shanghai, Ningbo & Tianjin/Xingang

The following story at CMA CGM:

With the extended Lunar New Year holidays and concerns regarding the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, terminal operations and pick-up of inbound containers in China have been slow.

Consequently, most reefer plugs at the yards of all container terminals in Shanghai, Ningbo and Tianjin/Xingang are already being occupied. CMA CGM is then forced to divert Reefer cargo to other ports.

To cover the additional costs, CMA CGM will apply a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) as follows:

  • Perimeter: Exports to Shanghai, Ningbo and Tianjin/Xingang
  • Cargo: Reefer
  • Amount: USD 1,250 per Reefer container
  • Payment: prepaid
  • Application: Effective immediately (except for Transpacific services > as from March 13th, 2020)

For ongoing units and those which have already been rerouted, a specific surcharge will be calculated at the time of the reloading as soon as space is made available on these terminals.

Source: CMA CGM (JK)