APL to Implement Trans-Pacific Peak-Season Surcharge

APL to Implement Trans-Pacific Peak-Season Surcharge

Singapore-based container carrier APL said it will implement a peak-season surcharge on trades from Asia and the Middle East to the U.S. and Canada, effective March 1.

The planned surcharges on shipments bound for ports in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands will be $360 per 20-foot container, $450 per 40-foot container, $505 per 40-foot high cube and $570 per 45-foot high cube container.

From Asia to Canada, APL will impose surcharges of $480 per 20-foot container, $600 per 40-foot container, $675 per 40-foot high cube and $760 per 45-foot high cube container.

The carrier in a trade notice said the surcharges will apply to all cargo and specialized equipment, including flatracks and open-top boxes.