Ocean Carriers Push Back Effective Dates for US/CAN Rates (Again)

February 8, 2016
By Michelle Kelley

A groundhogIn a move reminiscent of the Bill Murray classic, “Groundhog Day,” Trans-Pacific ocean carriers are once again postponing implementation of the Peak Season Surcharge and General Rate Increase.

You may recall our January 15 client alert, in which we announced the first time these increases were postponed.

The latest effective dates are listed below. Please note the amounts (all listed in USD) have not changed.

Peak Season Surcharge

  • Applies to all U.S. and Canadian ports
  • Effective February 15, 2016
Equip. USD
20′ $320
40′ $400
40′ HC $450
45′ $506


General Rate Increase

  • Applies to all U.S. and Canadian ports
  • Effective March 1, 2016
Equip. USD
20′ $480
40′ $600
40′ HC $675
45′ $760


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