In line with the increase in Tariff by Transnet, Maersk is adjusting all invoices to recover the Third-Party Cost for Import Terminal Handling Service Destination (DHC) for all cargo from World (excluding Far East) to Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia for the price calculation date between 15-Mar-24 till 31- Mar-24.

Please could you be guided that we will be recovering the difference in THC on invoices either as:

  • Port Additional/Port Dues Import where we can automatically update the charge.
  • 3rd Party Fine or Expense Import where we are affecting a manual process to update the charge.

The tariff levels are as follows:

Surcharge code Origin Destination ALL_20_DRY ALL_40_DRY / ALL_45_HDRY ALL_20_REF / ALL_40_REF
Surcharge code
Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia
163 ZAR
240 ZAR / 34 ZAR
314 ZAR / 467 ZAR
  • This adjustment for invoices does not apply to Export shipments.
  • The above rates are 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.

Please could you ensure that all team members who process invoices for your import customers are aware of this important notice. We do invite you to reach out to us should any invoices need to be adjusted for the new tariff applicable.

We thank you for partnering with us during the transition of the new tariff being applied. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we remain contactable via our usual channels.

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

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