Maersk increases shipping rates for Nigeria, others
According to the company, the new rates for select reference corridors, commodities and container types are effective November 1, 2006.The rates obtained by The Guardian showed that shippers will now pay $1475 for a 20DC container; $2150 for 40DC; and $2150 for 40 high containers from Shanghai to Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
Also increased are: Shanghai to Luanda, Shanghai to Dakar and to Rotterdam, Jawaharlal Nehru to Santos, Chittagong to Santos, Colombo to Santos, Kattupalli to Santos among others.
The rates are inclusive of Basic Freight Rate (BAS), Bunker Adjustment Factor (SBF), Emergency Risk Surcharge (ERS), and are subject to Terminal Handling Charges (THC) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS).
According to Maersk, the rates are also subject to other applicable surcharges. Other corridors, commodities and container types (including reefers) that are not listed above may also be subject to increases.
These rates are unaffected by, and do not affect, any tariff notified, published or filed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.For trades subject to the US Shipping Act or the China Maritime Regulations, quotations or surcharges that vary from the Maersk Line tariff shall not be binding on Maersk Line unless included in a service contract or service contract amendment that has been filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) or the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, as applicable.