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Dear Customer,


As we continue to monitor the current market environment and the unprecedented demand for containerized movement, MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) has announced that they will apply a peak season surcharge from Canada to various shipping destinations. Amount/Region and Effective date outlined below:


MSC – PSS Surcharge

  • Canada to India/Pakistan

  • East Med (Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria)

  • Middle East and the Red Sea (UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Djibouti and Jordan)

  • Greece and Turkey

  • Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia and Ukraine)

  • US $ 200/TEU

  • UK and NWC

  • US $ 50/TEU

  • Effective March 8th 2021 sailing date


MSC – PSS Surcharge

  • Canada to the Far East via East Coast and West Coast

  • US $ 200/TEU

  • US $ 500/20’Reefer/40’ Reefer

  • Effective March 15th 2021 sailing date


MSC West Africa GRI

  • Canada to Nigeria

  • US $ 200/container

  • Canada to All Other West Africa Ports

  • US $ 100/container

  • Effective March 8th 2021 sailing date


MSC PSS Surcharge

  • Canada to the West Mediterranean and Israel (Albania, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain & Israel)

  • US $ 200/TEU

  • Effective April 1st, 2021 sailing date

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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