17 Jan
Maersk Congestion Fee – Fos Sur Mer

We have been advised by MAERSK that with the ongoing nationwide strikes affecting all forms of transport across France it is impacting the whole transportation sector, including Maersk’s ocean and inland services. As a consequence, they are seeing significant disruptions to their network in the…

26 Feb 2019
USA to NZ – NYC LCL Congestion Surcharge

The New York Ports have been experiencing unprecedented challenges concerning terminal congestion. Increased container volumes, asset shortages, and driver constraints have resulted in increased drayage costs from our providers. As a result we are implementing a Congestion Surcharge as outlined…

1 Nov 2018
Auckland LCL Port Congestion Surcharge

As many of you will be aware a number of the trucking companies have decided to levy an approximate NZ$ 50 charge per container (varies from trucking company to trucking company) to off-set port congestion, ie the waiting time of trucks and additional administration costs. Most of these new fees are…

15 Mar 2018
USA (Midwest) to NZ – introduction of a Congestion Surcharge

We have been advised by our agents Brennan Interntional that the USA Midwest (especially Chicago) has been experiencing unprecedented challenges concerning rail congestion, delays, and drayage capacity. Increased demand, asset shortages, driver constraints and severe weather conditions have quickly…

5 Mar 2018
German & UK Port Closures & Congestion – Seafreight

Both major German ports Hamburg & Bremerhaven continue to experience congestion issues due to regional booking volumes combined with bad weather. This is leading to backlogs at both German inland depots & at rail terminals of surrounding countries, ie Hungary, due to large container volumes being…

4 Jul 2017
Sweden Port Congestion – Stevedore Go Slow Actions

Gothenburg Port continues to experience Stevedore “Go Slow” actions with Stevedores only performing daytime shifts. The Port has now two day time shifts going again however Ship turnaround is still only 20% of what if should be. This is essentially leading to major Shipping Lines not calling…

23 May 2017
UK | Europe Southbound Update

Vessel space ex most of North-East Europe & UK ports are showing signs of returning back to normal as port congestion eases.  Gothenburg port, Sweden continues to be faced with intermittent strike action as the Port Stevedores Union and the Gothenburg Port Owners continue to debate employment…

3 Mar 2017
Gothenburg Congestion Surcharge

Please note Maersk has introduced a congestion surcharge on all containers loading/ discharging this port. The surcharge is USD 60 per 20ft & USD 120 per 40ft applicable to all cargo from/to Gothenburg effective from 1st of March 2017.

28 Jun 2016
Congestion cripples Bangladesh's Chittagong Port

Shippers and ocean carriers using Bangladesh’s main gateway port of Chittagong have been battling heavy congestion for the past few weeks, and with the typical bump in import volumes during Ramadan and expected peak season demand, an improvement in cargo-handling appears to be months away.…

11 Mar 2016
USA - LCL Temporary Congestion Surcharge

Mondiale are pleased to announce the cancellation of the LCL Temporary Congestion Surcharge with immediate effect.      This surcharge was introduced in February 2015 at US$6 per w/m, and reduced on 1st June 2015 to US$2 per w/m.   Although we are still experiencing higher than normal base…

15 Jun 2015
Temporary Congestion Surcharge – LCL ex West Coast

LCL shipments ex West Coast ports has previously been noted as US$6 per w/m.    With the port situation steadily improving on the West Coast, we have been monitoring this surcharge.   Unfortunately, there are still considerable additional costs (mostly associated with trucking) which are having an…

13 Jan 2015
USA - Temporary Congestion Surcharge - Effective 6th February 2015

As a result of the US West Coast ports continued congestion, work slowdowns, and disruptions in cargo movement, local drayage companies have significantly increased their rates.  They are experiencing long wait times, dry run and chassis splits.   Brennan/Mondiale have been absorbing these…

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