The Panama Canal Authority has announced new fees to protect the water environment and maintain services and reliability of the Canal passage. As a result of those fees being levied, Maersk will intro-duce a Panama Canal Surcharge (PCC) for ALL cargo transiting through the Canal*, effective April 1st, 2020.

The tariff levels are 30 USD per container (both DRY and REEF)

*Exact scope is defined as follows:

TO/FROM Europe and WCA:
Dry and Reefer: Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia (only COBUN), Costa Rica (only CRCAL), Nicaragua, Gua-temala (only. GTTGZ) and Mexico (only. MXLZO and MXLZC)

TO/FROM Africa:
Dry and Reefer: Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia (only COBUN), Costa Rica (only CRCAL), Nicaragua, Gua-temala (only. GTTGZ) and Mexico (only. MXLZO and MXLZC)

TO/FROM Oceania:
Dry/Reef: Cuba, Dominican Rep, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Colombia, Aruba, Cura-cao, Trinidad and Tobago (excl. COBUN), Venezuela, Costa Rica (Only. CRCAL), Honduras and and Mexi-co (only. MXALT and MXVER)

CAM to FEA:
DRY: Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico (only MXALT, MXVER), Guatemala (only GTSDC) Reefer: Cuba, Dominican Rep, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia (excl. COBUN), Venezuela, Costa Rica (Only. CRMOI), Guatemala (GTSDC only) and Mexico (only. MXALT and MXVER)

FEA to CAM:
Dry and Reefer: Cuba, Dominican Rep, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia (excl. COBUN), Venezuela, Costa Rica (Only. CRMOI), Guatemala (GTSDC only) and Mexico (only. MXALT and MXVER)

USEC to/from ASIA and OCEANIA:
DRY & REEF: Corridors crossing the Canal

For your reference, we have also included the levels and rate structure for sample corridor from Rot-terdam to Puerto Quetzal, valid from today until further notice.

Dry Containers

Surcharge code 20 DRY 40 DRY 40 HC 45 HC
Surcharge code
OF
20 DRY
1365 USD
40 DRY
1690 USD
40 HC
1690 USD
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
OHC - Non-Dangerous cargo/Dangerous cargo
20 DRY
230 EUR
40 DRY
230 EUR
40 HC
230 EUR
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
DHC - Non-Dangerous cargo/Dangerous cargo
20 DRY
210 USD
40 DRY
210 USD
40 HC
210 USD
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
BAF
20 DRY
375 USD
40 DRY
750 USD
40 HC
750 USD
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
EFF
20 DRY
N/A
40 DRY
N/A
40 HC
N/A
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
ERS
20 DRY
0 USD
40 DRY
0 USD
40 HC
0 USD
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
LSS
20 DRY
35 USD
40 DRY
70 USD
40 HC
70 USD
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
PSS
20 DRY
Inclusive
40 DRY
Inclusive
40 HC
Inclusive
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
PCC
20 DRY
30 USD
40 DRY
30 USD
40 HC
30 USD
45 HC
30 USD

Reefer Containers & Special Containers

Surcharge code 20 REEF 40 HREEF 20 Special 40 Special
Surcharge code
OF
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
2200 USD
20 Special
1365 USD
40 Special
1690 USD
Surcharge code
OHC - Non-Dangerous cargo/Dangerous cargo
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
320 EUR
20 Special
230 EUR
40 Special
230 EUR
Surcharge code
DHC - Non-Dangerous cargo/Dangerous cargo
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
210 USD
20 Special
210 USD
40 Special
210 USD
Surcharge code
BAF
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
1125 USD
20 Special
375 USD
40 Special
750 USD
Surcharge code
EFF
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
N/A
20 Special
N/A
40 Special
N/A
Surcharge code
ERS
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
0 USD
20 Special
0 USD
40 Special
0 USD
Surcharge code
LSS
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
70 USD
20 Special
35 USD
40 Special
70 USD
Surcharge code
PSS
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
Inclusive
20 Special
Inclusive
40 Special
Inclusive
Surcharge code
PCC
20 REEF
30 USD
40 HREEF
30 USD
20 Special
30 USD
40 Special
30 USD
  • The above rates are also subject to other applicable surcharges, including local charges and contingency charges
  • The above surcharge acronyms mean: OF (Ocean Freight), OHC (Origin Terminal Handling Charge), DHC (Destination Terminal Handling Charge), ERS (Emergency Risk Surcharge), BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor), LSS (Low Sulfur Surcharge), EFF (Environmental Fuel Fee), PSS (Peak Season Surcharge) and PCC (Panama Canal Charge)
  • These rates are unaffected by, and do not affect, any tariff notified, published or filed in ac-cordance with local regulatory requirements
  • For trades subject to the US Shipping Act or the China Maritime Regulations, quotations or surcharge that vary from the Maersk tariff shall not be binding on Maersk unless included in a service contract or service contract amendment that has been filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) or the Shanghai Shipping Exchange as applicable.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

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