Hapag-Lloyd updates Peak Season Surcharges to North America

Shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has implemented new peak season surcharges for cargo shipped to North American ports from two key regions: East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent & Middle East.

From Indian Subcontinent & Middle East:

  • Applies to all 20’, 40’, reefer, and special containers (including high cube) gated in from June 17th, 2024 onwards (valid until further notice).
  • Surcharge amounts:
    • Indian Subcontinent & Middle East to North America West Coast: US$1000 per container
    • India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to US East Coast & Gulf Coast: US$500 per container
  • Covered regions:
    • Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
    • Middle East: UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan

From East Asia:

  • Two-tiered surcharge based on container gate-in date:
    • June 1st, 2024 to June 14th, 2024:
      • 20′ container: US$480
      • 40′ container (including 45′): US$600
    • June 15th, 2024 onwards (valid until further notice):
      • 20′ container: US$1000
      • 40′ container (including 45′): US$2000
  • Covered regions:
    • East Asia: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines
  • Covered destinations:
    • North America: United States and Canada

Important Notes:

  • Surcharges are implemented to manage capacity during peak shipping seasons.
  • Specific rates and regions may vary. Customers are advised to contact Hapag-Lloyd for the latest information.


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