Maersk wishes to advise our customers that we are facing a situation of decreasing water levels on the Manaus River. This has resulted in reduction of permissible drafts for all vessels and barge sailing on the river, leading to a significant decrease on cargo carrying capacity.

Due to this situation, Maersk will be introducing a Low Water Surcharge (LWC) effective from 25th October 2021. This Low Water fee will be applicable to all containers from or into Port Manaus, Brazil.

The tariff levels are as follows

Fee Cargo Charge Basis Tariff Levels Scope Effective Date
Fee
LWC
Cargo
Dry & Reefer
Charge Basis
Per Container
Tariff Levels
20': BRL1025
40'(incl. HC & 45'): BRL2050
Scope
Manaus, Brazil (Import and Export)
Effective Date
25th Oct 2021: PCD* for non-Spot bookings
25th Oct 2021: 1st vessel ETD at booking confirmation for Spot bookings

* PCD = Price Calculation Date. For non-FMC, PCD refers to the scheduled departure date of the first water leg at the time of booking confirmation for non-spot bookings. For FMC, PCD is last container gate-in date for non-spot bookings.

The LWC is an exceptional and temporary charge applicable due to the extraordinary conditions of navigation that will be periodically reviewed and adjusted if necessary, by virtue of the current situation. It will be removed once the sailing conditions return to normal.

For your reference, we have also included the levels and the rate structure for some sample corridors (Short-Term) from Shanghai, China to Manaus, Brazil valid from 25th September until further notice. These charges may be changed in the future and we will notify you accordingly.

Shanghai, China to Manaus, Brazil

Dry Container

Surcharge 20 DRY 40 DRY 40 HC
Surcharge
OF
20 DRY
10600 USD
40 DRY
11600 USD
40 HC
11600 USD
Surcharge
Terminal Handling Service - Origin (OHC)
20 DRY
563 CNY
40 DRY
856 CNY
40 HC
856 CNY
Surcharge
Terminal Handling Service - Destination (DHC)
20 DRY
872 BRL
40 DRY
872 BRL
40 HC
872 BRL
Surcharge
Environmental Fuel Fee (EFF)
20 DRY
114 USD
40 DRY
228 USD
40 HC
228 USD
Surcharge
Documentation Fee - Origin (ODF) : Per Bill of Lading
20 DRY
450 CNY
40 DRY
450 CNY
40 HC
450 CNY
Surcharge
Documentation Fee - Destination (DDF) : Per Bill of Lading
20 DRY
380 BRL
40 DRY
380 BRL
40 HC
380 BRL
Surcharge
Equipment Management Import (EMI)
20 DRY
110 BRL
40 DRY
110 BRL
40 HC
110 BRL
Surcharge
Export Service (EXP)
20 DRY
294 CNY
40 DRY
316 CNY
40 HC
316 CNY
Surcharge
Import Service (IMP)
20 DRY
24 USD
40 DRY
24 USD
40 HC
24 USD
Surcharge
Low Water Surcharge (LWC)
20 DRY
1025 BRL
40 DRY
2050 BRL
40 HC
2050 BRL

Special Containers

Surcharge 20 Special 40 Special
Surcharge
OF
20 Special
10600 USD
40 Special
11600 USD
Surcharge
Terminal Handling Service - Origin (OHC)
20 Special
723 CNY
40 Special
1061 CNY
Surcharge
Terminal Handling Service - Destination (DHC)
20 Special
1188 BRL
40 Special
1188 BRL
Surcharge
Environmental Fuel Fee (EFF)
20 Special
114 USD
40 Special
228 USD
Surcharge
Documentation Fee - Origin (ODF) : Per Bill of Lading
20 Special
450 CNY
40 Special
450 CNY
Surcharge
Documentation Fee - Destination (DDF) : Per Bill of Lading
20 Special
380 BRL
40 Special
380 BRL
Surcharge
Equipment Management Import (EMI)
20 Special
110 BRL
40 Special
110 BRL
Surcharge
Export Service (EXP)
20 Special
294 CNY
40 Special
316 CNY
Surcharge
Import Service (IMP)
20 Special
24 USD
40 Special
24 USD
Surcharge
Low Water Surcharge (LWC)
20 Special
1025 BRL
40 Special
2050 BRL
  • The above sample corridor is also subject to other applicable surcharges, including local charges and contingency charges.
  • 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 regret having to implement this fee, and recognize the challenge it brings on you, but hope for your understanding. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

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