Freight & Logistics Market News (09 June, 21 June)


Sharing with you all the much-awaited pdf guides and video tutorial for the new Combine Booking Journey. 
3 Main Benefits of CBJ: 
1. Single booking platform for both Spot & Contract customers – Making it a lot easier for customers to navigate and book on our platform than before. 

2. More VAS & LNS products available to choose from – With the introduction of CBJ, our VAS & LNS catalog has also enlarged, allowing our Spot customer to add our VAS & LNS products. 

3. SD Book option open for both Spot & Contract customers – With CBJ all our customers can book with end-to-end store delivery services. 
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RATE ANNOUNCEMENTS: General Rate Restoration from the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent to Mombasa and Dar Es Salaam – 1st of July 2020

In order to continue providing a high-quality service from Middle East and Indian Subcontinent to East Africa, Emirates Shipping Line Trade Management has decided to implement a General Rate Restoration (GRR) effective 1st of July 2020 and the details of the GRR are as follows:

Effective Date : 1st of July 2020 (BL Date)
Scope Region (Load) : All ports in Middle East and Indian Subcontinent
Scope Region (Discharge) : All Shipments to Mombasa and Dar Es Salam
Quantum : USD 50/20’ DV & USD100/40’ DV & HC

Please contact our local Sales and Customer Service Representatives for details and bookings. You may also visit our website  for all the services / schedule details.

ADVISORY: New OOG Misdeclaration Fee MAERSK 

Due to safety and operational challenges with dimension mismatches, a new out-of-gauge misdeclaration fee called MID (ASE in Greater China Area) of 500 USD per container is introduced, effective 1 July, 2020. 

How is the fee applied? 
The fee is applicable to all out-of-gauge shipments which at gate-in exceed the booked dimensions in any way, as well as in-gauge shipments gated in as out-of-gauge. Five days prior to departure date, our Special Cargo team will reach out to confirm the booked dimensions, as well as the End-Wall position in case the cargo is transported on a Flat-rack. 

If we do not receive updated dimensions before gate-in but discover that the actual dimensions exceed the booked dimensions, you will be advised of the applicable rate. Please note that we are comparing dimensions between booked and actual dimensions, not the quoted dimensions. The tariff levels are as follows 

MID (ASE for Greater China): USD 500 per 20’/40’/45’ (Open Top and Flat-rack) 

Why are we introducing the fee? 
Globally, we experience many shipments causing issues due to misdeclaration where it is neither safe nor operationally feasible to handle the shipment. To make sure all cargo can be planned and handled safely we need to know the correct dimensions in advance. 

Furthermore, the fee is introduced to cover all additional administrative effort these misdeclarations cause, amongst others the re-quote, terminal checks for feasibility and costs, as well as documentation amendments. 

What can you do to prevent paying the fee? 
Since we know that every piece of cargo is special and might change size depending on packing and lashing, you can always reach out to our dedicated special cargo team (, as well as your sales or customer service representative, to update the dimensions between booking and gate-in – without any penalty. 


ADVISORY: Iraq advance manifest filing –S/I cutoff advanced MAERSK 

This is to inform you that we have preponed the Loadlist and Shipping instructions cutoff for all shipments from Jebel Ali to Umm Qasr by a day. 

This is done to give you time to make amendments in the Bill of Lading, post drafts being posted and prior destination customs manifest filing. Once manifest filed all amendments need to be initiated by consignee. 
Also request you to submit the S/I with complete details and minimise amendments. If case of any amendment, please arrange to have the amendment done on the same day. 

Import manifest submission cutoff is ETA Iraq minus 7 days. To accommodate this our loadlist and S/I cutoff will be ETA Jebel Ali minus 5 days. 

ADVISORY: Middle East Africa Express (MIAX) – Terminal Change in Nigeria HAPAG LLOYD 

In an effort to continuously improve our Africa services, we are pleased to announce the terminal change in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Effective June 28, the Middle East Africa Express (MIAX) service will call Ports and Cargo terminal in Nigeria. The first vessel to berth at Ports and Cargo will be “Mozart” (Voyage 2020E). The change of terminal will further enhance our direct India / Middle-East / South Africa – West Africa connection by offering the following advantages: 

– Substantially reduced Berthing Delays 
– Fixed Berth Window 
– Modern Facility with new Mobile Harbour Cranes 
– Dedicated Export Stacks for Hapag-Lloyd 
– Multiple Barge operators 
– Handling of Out-of-Gauge (OOG) Cargoes  

For further questions, please liaise with your local Hapag-Lloyd customer service representative.–miax—-terminal-change-in-nigeria.html

ATE ANNOUNCEMENTS: Scope Middle East, India and Pakistan to South Africa MAERSK 

To continue offering you a broad portfolio of services, we are announcing an increase in FAK rates (Freight All Kinds). Below are the FAK rates for a sample list of corridors, commodities and container types where the rate increase is effective.  

  • Effective start date: 01-07-2020 
  • Effective end date: Until further notice, but not beyond 31-07-2020 
  • The above rates are inclusive of Basic Freight Rate (BAS), Bunker Adjustment Factor (SBF), Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) and Emergency Risk Surcharge (ERS). 
  • The above rates are subject to Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS), Terminal Handling Charges (THC) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS). Detailed levels of LSS, THC and PSS can be found here. 
  • The above rates are also subject to other applicable surcharges, including local charges and contingency charges. 
  • 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 tariff shall not be binding on Maersk 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.

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