The Panama Canal Authority has announced its modifications in the Transit Reservation System fees. As a result of those fees being levied, Maersk will revise the Panama Canal Surcharge (PCC) for ALL cargo transiting through the Canal effective from 1st June 2021, for the following trade lanes:

  • West Central Asia to/from Latin America
  • Asia Pacific to/from Latin America
  • Africa to/from Latin America
  • Europe to/from Latin America
  • West Central Asia to/from US East Coast
  • Asia Pacific to/from US East Coast
  • Africa to/from US East Coast
  • Europe to/from US West Coast

The new tariff levels/details are as follows:

Surcharge Origin Destination Container Type Currency Amount
Surcharge
PCC
Origin
Rotterdam, NL
Destination
Puerto Quetzal, GT
Container Type
20
Currency
USD
Amount
32.00
Surcharge
PCC
Origin
Rotterdam, NL
Destination
Puerto Quetzal, GT
Container Type
40
Currency
USD
Amount
65.00

As an example, please see levels and rate structure for a sample corridor from Rotterdam to Puerto Quetzal valid from today until further notice. These may be subject to future change, but if so, we will notify you accordingly.

Rotterdam, NL to Puerto Quetzal, GT

Dry containers

Surcharge code 20 DRY 40 DRY 40 HC 45 HC
Surcharge code
OF
20 DRY
2057 USD
40 DRY
2824 USD
40 HC
2824 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
267 USD
40 DRY
534 USD
40 HC
534 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
25 USD
40 DRY
50 USD
40 HC
50 USD
45 HC
N/A
Surcharge code
PCC
20 DRY
32 USD
40 DRY
65 USD
40 HC
65 USD
45 HC
65 USD

Reefer containers and Special containers

Surcharge code 20 REEF 40 HREEF 20 Special 40 Special
Surcharge code
OF
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
2155 USD
20 Special
2057 USD
40 Special
3430 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
Inclusive
20 Special
267 USD
40 Special
534 USD
Surcharge code
EFF
20 REEF
N/A
40 HREEF
243 USD
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
50 USD
20 Special
25 USD
40 Special
50 USD
Surcharge code
PCC
20 REEF
32 USD
40 HREEF
65 USD
20 Special
32 USD
40 Special
65 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 accordance 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.

In case of any questions, please contact your local customer service or sales representatives.

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