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CMA CGM Announces New Surcharge on Overweight Cargo, effective Sept. 1

According to a recent customer advisory, effective September 1, 2014, CMA CGM will implement a new Special Equipment Additional Charge (Precarriage or Oncarriage) applying to all shipments moving to or from inland points within the U.S. via single or combined transport modes by truck (motor), including but not limited to: motor, motor-rail, or moves between ramp and pier requiring truck drayage.  The new charge will apply when container cargo gross weight exceeds acceptable weight levels (see below), or if cargo stowage in the container requires the carrier to provide a special chassis for any reason.


Special Equipment Additional Charge:

   USD 225 per 20’ container

   USD 300 per 40’ or 45’ container


Maximum Container Cargo Gross Weight Levels (defined as cargo weight including packaging but excluding container, chassis and traction unit):

   20' Dry - 17.3 Metric Tons or 38,200 lbs
   20' Reefer - 15.9 Metric Tons or 35,053 lbs
   40' and 45’ Dry - 19.9 Metric Tons or 43,900 lbs

   40' Reefer Standard - 17.8 Metric Tons or 39,242 lbs

   40' Reefer High Cube - 17.6 Metric Tons or 38,801 lbs


If you have questions or concerns about specific shipments, please contact your SPARX representative.