On 5 January 2024, Maersk announced, that to prioritize the safety of our seafarers and your cargo, and in the light of the risks, delays and difficulties associated with transiting the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden, all its vessels will be temporarily diverted around the Cape of Good Hope for the foreseeable future. By temporarily suspending voyages through the Red Sea / Gulf of Aden, we hope to bring our customers more consistency and predictability despite the associated delays that come with the re-routing. However, this has ultimately brought about increased costs as we try to mitigate the severe disruptions and ripple effects of the ongoing situation.

As previously mentioned in our advisory, our teams will continue to evaluate the impact of the situation and review the surcharges depending on the circumstances. Basis the recent review, please find the changes to the Emergency Contingency Surcharge (ECS) for certain trades mentioned in the table below.

For the trades not mentioned in today’s advisory, there will be NO changes to the rate levels for ECS and TDS beyond what was previously announced in our advisory updated on 12 January and 1 February. You can find that advisory further below on this page.

Please note that the rate applicable for Maersk SPOT and Maersk GO bookings have been adjusted to reflect circumstances at the time of booking. The current rate for TDS, ECS and PSS will not be added unless expressly stated in the price breakdown. For contracts with less than 1M validity & OOG, please consult your sales representatives on the applicability of ECS and PSS.

We appreciate your trust, loyalty and understanding during such challenging times. Our teams are here to serve you, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Maersk representative.

Changes to the Emergency Contingency Surcharge (ECS) until further notice. For the list of trades with no change to ECS, please refer to 12th January advisory mentioned below.

Headhaul trades (USD per container) Charge name 20DRY 40DRY 20 Reef 40HREF | 45 HDRY
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to North Europe (E3W - IME to NEUR) Rate valid till 29 Feb PCD for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and 20 Feb PCD for rest of the region
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
1800
40DRY
2100
20 Reef
1800
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2600 | 2600
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to North Europe (E3W - IME to NEUR) (Change for Bangladesh & Sri Lanka from 1st March PCD, rest of the region will be effective 21st Feb PCD)
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
1600
40DRY
1600
20 Reef
1800
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2100 | 2100
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to Mediterranean (E4W - IME to MED) Rate valid till 29 Feb PCD for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and 20 Feb PCD for rest of the region
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
1800
40DRY
2100
20 Reef
1800
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2600 | 2600
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to Mediterranean (E4W - IME to MED) (Change for Bangladesh & Sri Lanka from 1st March PCD, rest of the region will be effective 21st Feb PCD)
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
1600
40DRY
1600
20 Reef
1800
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2100 | 2100
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to North America (M3W - IME to US East Coast and Gulf) - rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
1300
40DRY
1600
20 Reef
1050
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2100 | 2100
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to North America (M3W - IME to US East Coast and Gulf) - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
1300
40DRY
1600
20 Reef
1050
40HREF | 45 HDRY
1100 | 2100
Headhaul trades (USD per container)
West Coast South America/Carribean /Central Americas to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (B1N - CAM/CAR/WCSA to IME) Removal of ECS for Aqaba and King Abdullah terminal from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
275
40HREF | 45 HDRY
550 | 550
Backhaul trades (USD per container) Charge name 20DRY 40DRY 20 Reef 40HREF | 45 HDRY
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to West Cost South America/Caribbean/Central America (B1S - IME to CAM.CAR.WCSA) (Increase from 21 Feb PCD) rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
550
40HREF | 45 HDRY
1100 | 1100
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to West Cost South America/Caribbean/Central America (B1S - IME to CAM.CAR.WCSA) (Increase from 21 Feb PCD) - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
800
40DRY
1100
20 Reef
800
40HREF | 45 HDRY
1100 | 1100
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
North Europe to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Except Red Sea ports) (E3E - NEUR to IME) - rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
1500
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2000 | 2000
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
North Europe to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Except Red Sea ports) (E3E - NEUR to IME) - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
500
40HREF | 45 HDRY
1000 | 1000
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
North Europe to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Only to Red Sea ports) (E3E - NEUR to IME) * - rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
1500
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2000 | 2000
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
North Europe to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Only to Red Sea ports) (E3E - NEUR to IME) * - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
1300
40HREF | 45 HDRY
1300 | 1300
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Mediterranean to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Except RedSea ports) (E4E - MED to IME) - rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
1500
40HREF | 45 HDRY
2000 | 2000
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Mediterranean to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Except RedSea ports) (E4E - MED to IME) - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name
ECS
20DRY
300
40DRY
600
20 Reef
500
40HREF | 45 HDRY
1000 | 1000
Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Mediterranean to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Only to RedSea ports) (E4E - MED to IME) * - rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name

ECS

20DRY

300

40DRY

600

20 Reef

1500

40HREF | 45 HDRY

2000 | 2000

Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Mediterranean to Middle East/Indian Subcont. (Only to RedSea ports) (E4E - MED to IME) * - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name

ECS

20DRY

300

40DRY

600

20 Reef

1300

40HREF | 45 HDRY

1300 | 1300

Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to East Coast South America (X5ML - IME to ECSA) - rate valid till 20 Feb PCD
Charge name

ECS

20DRY

300

40DRY

600

20 Reef

550

40HREF | 45 HDRY

1100 | 1100

Backhaul trades (USD per container)
Middle East/Indian Subcont. to East Coast South America (X5ML - IME to ECSA) - Change effective from 21 Feb PCD
Charge name

ECS

20DRY

800

40DRY

1100

20 Reef

800

40HREF | 45 HDRY

1100 | 1100

* Charged for to and from Red Sea ports only - Aden, Hodeidah, Aqaba, Jeddah, King Abdullah

The rates apply to all OOG and SOC containers also. So 40 Flat/Open or SOC will have the same rate as 40 Dry

Subject to any required regulatory approvals and notice periods, after which the surcharge will apply.

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