Singapore-based container carrier APL will impose a peak-season surcharge on all cargo shipped from Asia and the Middle East to the United States and Canada, starting Aug. 1.
The proposed surcharge will be $320 per 20-foot container, $400 per 40-foot container, $450 per 40-foot high cube container and $505 per 45-foot high cube container. The surcharge applies to dry and refrigerated cargo.
“The PSS applies to all cargo moving on vessels via the Suez Canal and all cargo discharged at Pacific coast ports or Vancouver,” APL India said.
APL’s move comes after Maersk Line implemented a similar surcharge on the same route as of July 15, citing “growing demand and pressure on space as well as equipment”.