Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) – Scope East Coast South America to Far East Asia/Oceania/South Africa

Dear Customer,

As Maersk Line strives to continue to offer you a broad portfolio of services, we are notifying a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) of USD 1000 for 20” and USD 1000 for 40” applicable to all REEFER cargo from Brazil, Paraguay & Uruguay to Far East Asia, South Africa and Oceania, effective from 21st April until further notice. USD 1000 for 20” and USD 1000 for 40” applicable to all REEFER cargo (except seafood) from Argentina to Far East Asia, South Africa and Oceania, USD 500 for 20” and USD 500 for 40” applicable to seafood REEFER cargo from Argentina to Far East Asia, South Africa and Oceania, effective from 21st April until further notice.

For your reference, we have also included the levels and the rate structure for some sample corridors valid from today until further notice. These charges may be changed in the future and we will notify you accordingly.

  • The above rates are also subject to other applicable surcharges, including local charges and contingency charges.
  • The above surcharge acronyms mean: OF (Ocean Freight), OHC (Origin Terminal Handling Charge), DHC (Destination Terminal Handling Charge), ERS (Emergency Risk Surcharge), SBF (Standard Bunker Adjustment Factor), LSS (Low Sulphur Surcharge) and PSS (Peak Season Surcharge).
  • 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.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for doing business with us. As the world's leading shipping company, we strive to be your reliable shipping partner, propelling your business forward and supporting your growth ambitions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local sales or customer service representative. You will find contact details of our local offices on maerskline.com.

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Sincerely,
Maersk Line