Carriers have announced a

Port Congestion Surcharge for All Cargo.

By now we are sure that you are aware of the ongoing labor difficulties on the US West Coast. The situation has impacted terminal and vessel operations to the point where normal business is simply not possible to continue, and extraordinary costs are being incurred at every step of cargo movement.

The unfortunate result of this is that carriers will be forced to trigger the Port Congestion Surcharge that was filed in 2012 in anticipation of possible labor action.  Scarbrough also announced the possibility of this charge in May.  The surcharge will be effective for all cargo discharging at US West Coast ports on or after November 17, 2014.

The surcharge will remain in effect until advised otherwise, and will be applicable for all cargo and equipment types.  We remain hopeful that the PMA and ILWU will resolve the pending labor issues and  that the situation will thereafter quickly return to normal, allowing us to withdraw this  surcharge. scarbrough_fb_thumb

To all U.S. Destinations:

FCL  Surcharge rates will be

$800/ $1000 / $1266 

Per  20′ / 40′/ 40′HQ


LCL  Surcharge rate will be

$20 per W/M


We thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging situation, and assure you that we are doing everything in our power to continue to keep your supply chain moving as quickly and efficiently as is possible under the circumstances.

We appreciate the opportunity to be your global logistics service provider. Please contact your Direct Relations Manager or in-house Customer Service Representative with any questions.

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