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TSA Westbound Carriers Reduce Fuel Surcharges and File GRIs, Effective April 1, 2016

Members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Westbound (TSA), FMC Agreement No. 011223, whose member carriers serve the USA/East Asia trade lanes, will reduce fuel surcharges for the April to June 2016 quarter. Bunker fuel surcharges, including the low-sulfur component, will be USD 568 per 40'/45' dry container for shipments from/via US Atlantic/Gulf Coast Ports, and USD 355 per 40'/45' dry container on shipments from/via US Pacific Coast Ports. When the low-sulfur bunker component is charged separately, it will be USD 0 per 40' container from/via US Atlantic/Gulf Coast Ports, and USD 29 per 40'/45' container on shipments from/via US Pacific Coast Ports. Inland Fuel Charges (IFC) will decrease to USD 132 per container for rail and intermodal rail/truck shipments and USD 38 per container for local/regional truck shipment, and Currency Adjustment Factors (CAF) on shipments to Taiwan will remain 5%, and to Singapore will remain 17% for the Apr-Jun 2016 quarter.

Several TSA members have filed GENERAL RATE INCREASES (GRIs) effective April 1, 2016. GRI amounts will be USD 20 per 20' container and USD 25 per 40' container for cargo from/via US West Coast Ports and Group 4 Points, USD 80 per 20' container and USD 100 per 40' container from US inlands via IPI/MLB, and USD 40 per 20' container and USD 50 per 40' container from all other US origins.