Container shipping lines operating on the Atlantic will reportedly start imposing surcharges to reflect rising bunker fuel costs. A bunker adjustment factor of $21 per 20 ft container and $42 per 40/45 ft container for traffic to and from U.S. Atlantic/Gulf coast ports will be added from October 13, the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement (TACA) said.
Meanwhile, container shipping lines in the North Europe
- Asia eastbound management agreement (EMA) will raise freight rates beginning Oct. 1, a result of improving business. The carriers have confirmed a $200 per container across the board increase.