Hapag-Lloyd will raise rates for all dry, refrigerated, flat rack and open top containers on its trade from East Asia to the U.S. and Canada, effective July 1:
- To the U.S. West Coast and Vancouver and elsewhere in British Columbia, the hike will be $320 per 20-foot container, $400 per 40-foot container, $450 per 40-foot high-cube container and $506 per 45-foot container.
- To the U.S. East Coast, U.S. inland point intermodal and reverse inland point intermodal locations, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax all-water and all other Canada inlands, the increase will be $480 per 20-foot container, $600 per 40-foot container, $675 per 40-foot high-cube container and $760 per 45-foot container.
Rates in the trans-Pacific trade have fallen since the beginning of 2013, although both Drewry’s Hong Kong-Los Angeles benchmark and Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rates from Asia to the U.S. broke weeks-long slumps by rising slightly last week.
Hapag-Lloyd has also revised the equipment inspection fee for all containers which are returned empty to a depot in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, effective July 1. The fee is €9.50 (about US$12.29) per container.
Additionally, starting July 1, the container line will revise the terminal handling charges in the U.K. for all import and export cargoes. The charge will be £132 (about US$200) for standard containers and special equipment and $306 for reefer containers.