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Transpacific Eastbound Carriers Adjust Surcharges, File GRIs Effective July 1 and PSS June 15

Several carrier members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), FMC Agreement No. 011223 serving the East Asia/USA trade lanes, will update fuel surcharges effective July 1 through September 30, 2016. Details as follow:

BUNKER ADJUSTMENT FACTOR (BAF)
To US Atlantic/Gulf Coast Ports *
To US Pacific Coast Ports *
To US IPI/MLB via US Pacific Coast */**
USD 453 per 40ft container ( ↑ )
USD 257 per 40ft container ( - )
USD 389 per 40ft container ( - )
LOW SULPHUR FUEL SURCHARGE (LSF)
To US Atlantic/Gulf Coast Ports *
To US Pacific Coast Ports *
To US IPI/MLB via US Pacific Coast */**
USD 0 per 40ft container ( - )
USD 29 per 40ft container ( - )
USD 29 per 40ft container ( - )
INTERMODAL FUEL SURCHARGE (IFS)
USD 119 per 20ft container; USD 132 per 40ft container ( - )

Recommended BAF amounts shown with the asterisk (*) include the low-sulfur fuel component. For IPI/MLB destinations, the BAF includes both low-sulfur fuel component and the Inland Fuel Surcharge (IFS) component (**). BAF and LSF for other container sizes are as per the usual formula.

Several TSA members have filed GENERAL RATE INCREASES (GRIs) effective July 1, 2016; GRI amount will be USD 600 per 40' container. TSA carrier members also filed new Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) in their respective tariffs, effective June 15. The PSS amount will be USD 400 per FEU. However, the PSS for Evergreen will be USD 600 per FEU. Amounts for other container sizes are per formula.

The TSA's fifteen member carriers are: American President Lines, China Shipping Container Lines, CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Marine, Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hyundai Merchant Marine, "K" Line, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping, NYK Line, OOCL, Yang Ming Marine, and Zim Integrated Shipping Services. The group's web site atwww.tsacarriers.org provides additional information, however, each carrier maintains its own tariffs and controls its own pricing, and this website does not provide details of GRIs – those are filed in individual carrier tariffs and service contracts. The TSA Carrier group only issues recommended guidelines to its member carriers. Website addresses for all carriers are listed on www.fmc.gov.