Maersk container rate increase announced from Med/North Europe/UK to NZ/Australia from 1st March 2014

Maersk have announced their intention to increase container rates from the above origin points by US$250.00 per 20' / US$350.00 per 40' from 1st March
2014.  
We have yet to discuss this rate increase with Maersk as it has only just been announced. Should they proceed with the increase at these levels, based on current rates we have with other carriers there will be cheaper alternatives.   We will keep you advised.
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