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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


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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