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Why are freight forwarders facing severe rates challenges?

Shippers/cargo owner around the world face significant supply chain challenges due to port congestion and severe container shortages.Besides,freight forwarders from all over the world are facing high freight, as well as shipping company's various surcharges.

Shippers/cargo owner around the world face significant supply chain challenges due to port congestion and severe container shortages.


Besides,freight forwarders from all over the world are facing high freight, as well as shipping company's various surcharges.

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Port of Auckland in New Zealand is the latest of a number of container shipping hubs to be hit by congestion surcharges.

 

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MSC  reported 10-13 days' delay in berthing at Auckland harbour and a lack of dockworkers made the situation so bad that a congestion surcharge will be imposed.

 

MSC will impose a CONGESTION surcharge of us $300 / TEU on all exports from Europe, Turkey and Israel to Auckland Port, New Zealand from the Date of bill of Lading on November 9, 2020.

 

In addition, from the same day, the peak season Surcharge (PSS) will be charged at US $300 / TEU for all shipments from mainland China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia to Auckland Port.

 

The MSC action follows months of crisis at the North Island Port, caused in part by a stronger-than-expected peak season and a sudden contraction in demand at the start of the pandemic that has disrupted many ports around the world.

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Hapag-Lloyd announced that there would be a high case surcharge for the Euro line:


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In response to the container shortage, Heperot has announced that from November 15 it will charge a surcharge of $175 per 40-foot container for routes from China, including Macao and Hong Kong, to northern Europe and the Mediterranean.


Some other new rates


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CMA CGM also announced higher rates for europe-to-Asia routes, and the shipping company also raised rates for regional routes to Asia as demand for space continues to grow.

 

CMA CGM announced new freight rates (FAK) from northern European ports to Ports in China and north and South Asia.


The new FAK rates are as follows: 

US$1,150 per 20' 

US$1,450 per 40' 

US$1,450 per 40' High Cube 


In addition, CMA CGM announced new prices for Asia to North Africa and the Mediterranean, effective November 15:


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CMA CGM also announced new rates from Asia to Northern Europe, effective November 7, for dry cargo, OOG, empty and reefer containers:


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In addition, from November 1, CMA CGM general freight recovery (GRR) for dry cargo, bulk cargo and refrigerated cargo is: 300/20' and 600/40' respectively, applicable to the shipment from Asia to West Africa, and applies to the shipment from Asia to the Indian subcontinent from November 15.


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