Ocean carriers are becoming ever more creative with the names for huge surcharges they are loading on top of already colossal FAK rates.
The latest to land on the desks of embattled transpacific shippers is Hapag-Lloyd’s ‘value-added surcharge’ of $5,000 per 40ft, ex China to the US and Canada.
The carrier told customers this was due to “extraordinary demand from China and the resulting operational challenges along the transport chain”.
Hapag-Lloyd said the surcharge …
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Source: The Loadstar