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08/08/2014

Maersk Raises Rates on Shipments Requiring Inland Transport

According to a recent customer alert, Maersk Line will increase its tarriff rates on all U.S. import and export shipments requiring inland trucking. For all export shipments, rates will increase by USD 25 across the board on all store door to container yard shipments. On all import shipments requiring door delivery, rates will increase by USD25 per standard 20' and 40' container; USD 30 per 40' high-cube container; USD 30 per 20' and 40' reefer container; and USD 35 per 45' container.

In its release, Maersk cited U.S. truck driver shortages, railroad recovery from a severe winter and growing rail cargoes, and port terminal congestion and delays as major contributing factors to the increases. “Combine this with the dynamic and changing sourcing patterns seen in the early part of this year," the carrier added, "and the outlook for balance returning to intermodal operations remains unpredictable at best. Reports indicate that intermodal costs will likely continue to rise as the year goes on.”

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

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