The A.P. Moller – Maersk group (“Maersk”) is continuing to monitor developments around the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden and making carefully considered changes to services to ensure the safety of our seafarers, vessels and customers’ cargo.

After pausing vessels in the area over the highly escalated security situation, Maersk announced on Tuesday 19 December 2023 that previously paused vessels would be diverted around the Cape of Good Hope for safety reasons and future services would also be the subject of a security evaluation to determine necessary contingencies. This decision was made in the light of the risks, delays and difficulties associated with transiting the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden at this time. Diverting vessels around the Cape of Good Hope to mitigate the ongoing risks of sailing through the region is a necessary step in the interest of safety, but it has ultimately brought about increased costs for carriers. As such, Maersk is invoking Clause 20(a) of the Terms for Carriage and Clause 22(a) of the House Bill of Lading (whichever is appropriate to the relevant carriage) in order to recover these costs. The additional freight and costs of carriage under Clause 20(a) of the Terms for Carriage and Clause 22(a) of the House Bill of Lading are set out in the table below. These additional charges are effective immediately until further notice and will apply to bookings from Far East Asia that are subject to diversion. This includes shipments already ‘on the water’ that have been or will be diverted. It will be presented as Transit Disruption Surcharge (TDS) on customer invoices.

In addition, due to severe operational disruption, Maersk is announcing a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) as set out in the table below until further notice*. This is applicable from 1st January 2024, on all existing and new contracts starting based on market specific price calculation date which in most markets is estimated departure date or gate in of last container on the shipment (subject to any required regulatory approvals and notice periods). Our teams will continue to evaluate the impact of the situation and hope to withdraw surcharges as soon as operationally feasible, however please note that they may also increase depending on the circumstances.

We will reach out to customers directly with more specific information related to your shipments as soon as possible. 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. TDS/PSS will not be applied to any future Maersk SPOT or Maersk GO bookings.

Clause 20 – Transit Disruption Surcharge (TDS) – Effective immediately for cargo diverted from Suez

Trade lane (USD per container) Trade 20DRY
20REEF
20 NOR
40DRY
40HDRY
45HDRY
40/45NOR
40HREF
Trade lane (USD per container)
Far East Asia to North Europe (E1W - FEA to NEUR)
Trade
E1W
20DRY
20REEF
20 NOR
200
40DRY
40HDRY
45HDRY
40/45NOR
400
40HREF
450
Trade lane (USD per container)
Far East Asia to Mediterranean (E2W - FEA to MED)
Trade
E2W
20DRY
20REEF
20 NOR
200
40DRY
40HDRY
45HDRY
40/45NOR
400
40HREF
450
Trade lane (USD per container)
Far East Asia to East Coast North America (P3E - FEA to USEC)
Trade
P3E
20DRY
20REEF
20 NOR
200
40DRY
40HDRY
45HDRY
40/45NOR
400
40HREF
450

Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) - Price calculation date (PCD) 1January 2024 until further notice

Trade lane (USD per container) Charge name 20DRY 40DRY 20 Reef 40HREF / 45 HDRY
Trade lane (USD per container)
Far East Asia to North Europe (E1W - FEA to NEUR)
Charge name
PSS
20DRY
500
40DRY
1,000
20 Reef
500
40HREF / 45 HDRY
1,000 / 1,000
Trade lane (USD per container)
Far East Asia to Mediterranean (E2W - FEA to MED)
Charge name
PSS
20DRY
1,000
40DRY
2,000
20 Reef
1,000
40HREF / 45 HDRY
2,000 / 2,000
Trade lane (USD per container)
Far East Asia to East Coast North America (P3E - FEA to USEC) - (from 22 Jan PCD)
Charge name
PSS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
300
40HREF / 45 HDRY
600 / 600
* 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 and SOC containers also. So 40 Flat/Open or SOC will have the same rate as 40 Dry.

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