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MSC Congestion Surcharge – Market Update

Dear Customer,


MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) has advised that as a result of the flooding in the lower Metro Vancouver region, both Vancouver and Prince Rupert are facing operational and intermodal challenges.  As such, they will apply a congestion surcharge from their western ports, including Vancouver and Prince Rupert, to all trades


MSC – Congestion Surcharge

Effective date (sail date): December 8th, 2021
Congestion Surcharge Quantum:

USD 150 per TEU for DRY cargo
USD 250 per TEU for REFRIGERATED cargo


We will continue to monitor this situation and will advise if there are any changes/mitigation/retraction with this market direction from MSC.  As such, it is imperative that you start to incorporate these increases into your short-term pricing strategies as increases will be passed on accordingly.


If you have any questions, please contact your Hensall Global Account Representatives.





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