MSC USA

Dear Customer,

Please take note of the announcements below containing the following scopes:

  • UNITED STATES TO AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/NOUMEA/FRENCH POLYNESIA/FIJI

  • From USA & Puerto Rico to (EAST AFRICA) Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia (EAF countries via inland: SWAZILAND, LESOTHO, ZAMBIA,

    BOTSWANA, RWANDA, UGANDA)

  • USA & PUERTO RICO TO Middle East and Gulf, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh

  • Red Sea – Straits of Bab al Mandab – attacks on shipping – Notice of re-routing and delay – December 2023

  • USA TO FAR EAST PORTS 

 

GRI – GENERAL RATE INCREASE

SCOPE: UNITED STATES TO AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/NOUMEA/FRENCH POLYNESIA/FIJI

Effective Date January 20th, 2024

Further to our previous communications about the Red Sea Situation, several rotations have been revised from their intended route to the cape of Good Hope in order to ensure the safety of our crew, the vessel and your cargo. 

In order to be able to keep offering services MSC needs to implement a GRI, Effective January 20th, 2024, for all export cargo originating from the United States (Baltimore, Boston, Jacksonville, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Port Everglades, Savannah) to AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, NOUMEA, FRENCH POLYNESIA and FIJI as follow:

  • USD 150 / per TEU applicable to all equipment type
 

GRI – GENERAL RATE INCREASE

SCOPE: From USA & Puerto Rico to (EAST AFRICA) Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia (EAF countries via inland: SWAZILAND, LESOTHO, ZAMBIA, BOTSWANA, RWANDA, UGANDA)

Effective Date January 20th, 2024

Please be advised that Mediterranean Shipping Company has filed A General rate increase ( GRI) and will implement the following :

 

CAC – Contingency Adjustment Charge

SCOPE: USA & PUERTO RICO TO Middle East and Gulf, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh

Effective Date January 20th, 2024

Following current situation in the Red Sea Area and contingency adjustment needed to our services, effective from January 20th, 2024, we will be implementing a CONTINGENCY ADJUSTMENT CHARGE (CAC) applicable to all cargo from USA & Puerto Rico to Middle East and Gulf (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq), India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, with following quantum:

The above mentioned will be applicable to all container type.

 

Red Sea – Straits of Bab al Mandab – attacks on shipping –  Notice of re-routing and delay – December 2023

You will all be aware of the recent developments in the Red Sea and the numerous attacks on commercial shipping near the Straits of Bab Al Mandab.  MSC, along with many other shipowners, has made the decision that it is too dangerous to the risk transiting the straits of Bab al Mandab until the situation has improved.  This means that that MSC ships will have to take the longer route via the Cape of Good Hope, rather than the Suez Canal, and this will increase transit times by many days.

It is impossible to advise how much the transit time will increase on a general basis because this depends on many interrelated factors, in particular ship rotations and transshipment ports, and each shipment will be different. You should liaise with your local MSC office for update and more information.

Under the terms of MSC’s bill of lading and/or sea waybill, MSC has the right to take whatever route it wishes as per clauses 8 ,9 and 19.  Without prejudice to this, and  as per clause 19,  MSC hereby give notice that for cargoes currently on the water or at terminals, MSC invokes clause 19 (a) and the right to use an alternative route that does not involve passing the straits of Bab al Mandab.  In this situation MSC also reserves the right to charge additional freight as per clause 19.2 and MSC shall not be responsible for any alleged delay in the arrival of cargo.

For future bookings and/or bookings where the cargo has not yet been delivered to the load port, MSC repeat the above warning and they remind cargo interests that they are responsible for assessing whether their cargo is capable of being shipped on a longer voyage.  MSC will not be liable for any delay in delivery of cargo due to the decision to avoid the straits of Bab al Mandab and all MSC’s rights whatsoever arising out of this incident are reserved fully.  Customers should also take note of the price announcements that relate to trades that are impacted by this situation.

We are keeping the situation in the Red Sea under review and we shall let you know if and when our decision changes.  In the meantime, we thank you for your understanding and should you have any questions, please contact your local MSC representatives.

 

CAC – Contingency Adjustment Charge

SCOPE: USA TO FAR EAST PORTS

Effective Date January 21st, 2024

Further to our previous communications about the Red Sea Situation, several rotations have been revised from their intended route to the cape of Good Hope in order to ensure the safety of our crew, the vessel and your cargo.

In order to be able to keep offering services MSC needs to implement a Contingency Adjustment Charge (CAC) Effective January 21st, 2024 for all export cargo originating from the USEC and Gulf to Asia/Southeast Asia as follow:

  • Amount $150/TEU
  • Scope: from the USEC and Gulf to Asia/Southeast Asia
  • Equipment Type: All
 

We thank you for your continued support.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

 
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