Since rates are at an unsustainable level in the transatlantic trade, Maersk Line announced a general rate increase effective 1 September 2009. The company said the rate increase is necessary to continue to operate its services with the same level of reliability.
The filed increase is as follows:
• $400 per 20 ft container
• $500 per 40 ft/high cube/45 ft container
The increases apply equally to all Eastbound and Westbound cargo moving between the US & Canada and Northern Europe.