Maersk imposes peak season surcharges

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  • Maersk imposes peak season surcharges in several trades starting this month
  • Increased PSS for Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor to Kenya will take effect on April 29
  • PSS will also be implemented for China to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from April 22
  • For China and Hong Kong to Kenya, PSS will increase starting April 22, and for Taiwan to Kenya on May 13

Maersk is imposing peak season surcharges (PSS) in some trades, including the Philippines, this month.

Effective April 29, the PSS will increase for Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and East Timor to Kenya.

The PSS of $200 per container will apply to 20-foot dry, 20-foot reefer, 40-foot dry, 40-foot reefer, and 45-foot dry.

PSS will also be implemented for China to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania effective April 22 for all container types.

The rate is $200 for 20-foot dry and 20-foot reefer; and $300 for 40-foot dry, 45-footer dry, and 40-footer reefer.

For China and Hong Kong to Kenya, PSS will increase starting April 22, and for Taiwan to Kenya on May 13.

The rate for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is $400 for 20-foot dry and 20-foot reefer; and $800 for 40-foot dry, 45-footer dry, and 40-footer reefer.

Maersk is also revising the PSS for China and Hong Kong to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Togo effective April 29; and for Taiwan to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Togo from May 17.

The rate is $1,000 for all 20-foot containers and $2,000 for all 40-foot containers and 45-foot dry.

PSS is an additional fee added to the base freight rate or regular shipping fees during periods of high demand in the supply chain network. Typically imposed during peak seasons, PSS serves as a temporary adjustment to freight rates.