Maersk Line to Simplify Local Surcharges in May

Maersk Line to Simplify Local Surcharges in May

Maersk Line plans to simplify its local surcharges, starting May 1, 2013.

It is the second phase of Maersk’s surcharge simplification project, following the simplification of freight surcharges in January, which affected basic ocean freight, bunker surcharges and emergency surcharges.

The second phase will deal with origin and destination handling charges, export and import service fees and origin and destination documentation charges. It will simplify 12 charges into 9 charges, starting with mandatory local surcharges and then moving to optional fees.