MSC Hikes Europe-South America Bunker Surcharges

MSC Hikes Europe-South America Bunker Surcharges

Mediterranean Shipping Co. notified its customers Tuesday it will boost bunker surcharges on all cargo transported between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean and the west coast of South America, Central America and Venezuela as of Feb. 1.

The surcharges on the routes are as follows:
--From Europe and the Mediterranean to the west coast of South America, $510 per 20-foot equivalent container unit, and $585 per reefer TEU.
--From the west coast of South America to Europe and the Mediterranean and for transshipment, $650 per TEU and $850 per reefer TEU.
--From Europe and the Mediterranean to Central America and Venezuela, $510 per TEU and $585 per reefer TEU.
--From Central America and Venezuela to Europe, the Mediterranean and for transshipment, $750 per TEU and $850 per reefer TEU.

MSC is No. 2 on the JOC list of Top 15 Container Fleet Operators.

-- Contact Peter T. Leach at pleach@joc.com.