As previously communicated the Suez channel is again allowing vessels to pass through, however, due to the high frequency of arrivals after the Suez canal blockage eased up, we see increase pressure on port terminals and depots and subsequent waiting time on the inland side across all transport modes.

Therefore we will implement a surcharge for all Carrier Haulage and Multi-carrier bookings as follows:

  • For all barge, rail and all combined intermodal transports bookings to/from the North West Continent main ports: EUR 10 per container
  • For all truck bookings to/from the North West Continent main ports: EUR 25 per container

This is to cover the cost being imposed on us from supplier and to ensure that we can provide sufficient capacity in face of reduced turnaround times and impacted landside productivity or respective transport modes due to Suez impact.

The surcharge will be applicable as of Tuesday May 4st, 2021 until June 30th, 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation and will extend the surcharge beyond June 30th, 2021, in case the congestion doesn’t ease up.

We will continuously monitor the situation to support best possible flows and will keep you updated.

We appreciate your understanding and support to overcome this extraordinary situation together.

For further information please contact your local Maersk office.

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