Caribbean Shipowners Association Announces 2013 Rate Increases, Peak Season Surcharges

Caribbean Shipowners Association Announces 2013 Rate Increases, Peak Season Surcharges

The members of the Caribbean Shipowners Association recently announced general rate increases and peak season surcharges for 2013, including rates for Haiti, with the first GRI set to take effect on Feb. 24. Another round of increases is planned for April.

CSO members include CMA CGM, Seaboard Marine, SeaFreight and ZIM. CSO Haiti carrier members include CMA CGM, SeaFreight and ZIM.

The planned increases are as follows:

  • Effective on Feb. 24, 2013, and again on April 28, 2013, including Haiti:
    • $75 per 20-foot-equivalent unit.
    • $150 per 40-foot-equivalent unit.
    • $169 for containers more than 40 feet.
    • $44 for each vehicle exceeding 700 cubic feet (average 500 cubic feet).
    • $3.50 weight or measurement per 40 cubic feet or 2,000 pounds, for vehicles exceeding 700 cubic feet and for breakbulk less-than-containerload cargo.
    • $0.09 per 1 cubic foot for LCL cargo.
    • $0.18 per 100 pounds for centum weight.
  • Effective Oct. 6, 2013, a temporary peak season surcharge, to be applied without exception southbound only to all CSO Caribbean basin service destinations, including Haiti:
    • $150 per TEU.
    • $300 per FEU.
    • $338 for containers more than 40 feet.
    • $88 for each vehicle exceeding 700 cubic feet.
    • $7 weight or measurement per 40 cubic feet or 2,000 pounds, for vehicles exceeding 700 cubic feet and for breakbulk less-than-containerload cargo.
    • $0.17 per 1 cubic foot for LCL cargo.
    • $0.34 per 100 pounds for centum weight.

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Updated on Nov. 13, 2012, to remove Bernuth and Crowley from the list of CSO members, as they are no longer members but were inadvertently included.