Average eastbound spot container rates in the trans-Pacific lost half of the $200 per 40-foot-equivalent-unit increase gained as the result of a planned Aug. 1 rate increase. The $200 that carriers had achieved was just 50 percent of the proposed peak-season surcharge of $400 per FEU announced by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement to begin with. This leaves only a $100 gain, which was all that resulted from the $400 GRI set for July as well.
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Drewry Trans-Pacific Benchmark Falls $100
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