We would like to inform you that the terminal yard density for reefer units at Dalian has reached critical levels. We have been diverting cargo due to this situation of limited reefer plug availability.

The best option for you is to book directly to alternative ports. If Dalian delivery is necessary for your cargo, Maersk will, until further notice, accept frozen reefer bookings into Dalian strictly on the following conditions

  • We cannot guarantee the cargo routing nor take any responsibility for the delivery time. There is a possibility that cargo arriving in Dalian is being diverted to alternative locations until it can receive reefers again.
  • Maersk will apply a “Reefer Plug Surcharge’’ of USD 1,000 per container, effective 5th January, 2021 based on PCD booking, for frozen reefer cargo arriving into Dalian to cover the additional cost. Any regulated corridor will have effective date starting from 5th February, 2021.

For cargo already in transit, you can contact your local customer service to divert your cargo to other nearby ports or markets to avoid delivery time delay.

We are closely monitoring the situation and will determine if further actions are required depending on future developments.

For your reference, we have also included the levels and rate structure for some sample corridors from Algeciras, ES valid from today until further notice.

These may be subject to future change; however, we will make sure to notify you accordingly.

The new tariff levels are as follows

Algeciras, ES to Dalian, CN

Reefer Containers

Surcharge code 20 REEF 40 HREEF
Surcharge code
OF
20 REEF
3830 USD
40 HREEF
3830 USD
Surcharge code
OHC
20 REEF
315 EUR
40 HREEF
315 EUR
Surcharge code
DHC
20 REEF
723 CNY
40 HREEF
1061 CNY
Surcharge code
BAF
20 REEF
Inclusive
40 HREEF
Inclusive
Surcharge code
EFF
20 REEF
0 USD
40 HREEF
0 USD
Surcharge code
ERS
20 REEF
Inclusive
40 HREEF
Inclusive
Surcharge code
LSS
20 REEF
0 USD
40 HREEF
0 USD
Surcharge code
PSS
20 REEF
0 USD
40 HREEF
0 USD
Surcharge code
RFP
20 REEF
1000 USD
40 HREEF
1000 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 Sulphur Surcharge) and PSS (Peak Season Surcharge).
  • These rates are unaffected by, and do not affect, any tariff notified, published or filed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.
  • For trades subject to the US Shipping Act or the China Maritime Regulations, quotations or surcharges 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.

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

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