Caribbean Shipowners Implement Peak Surcharge

Caribbean Shipowners Implement Peak Surcharge

The six-member Caribbean Shipowners Association said Thursday it will implement its planned peak season surcharge on southbound containers to all Caribbean destinations.

The surcharge of $150 per 20-foot equivalent unit will be effective from Oct. 9 through Dec. 11.

The CSA, whose members include Bernuth Marine, CMA CGM, Crowley, Seaboard Marine, SeaFreight Line, and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, said it first announced plans for the peak surcharge on Jan. 13 to enable shippers to plan ahead and ensure space availability for their shipments to Caribbean ports.

CSA members service trade lanes between the U.S. and Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barths, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname.

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