Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said it will apply a peak-season bill of lading surcharge for all shipments from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia for all equipment types. The surcharge, which will become effective from 1 Nov., 2009 and will extend until 31 Dec., 2009, will be $100 per TEU.
The affected countries of loading will be: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Czech rep, Slovenia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Italy, Greece, Moldavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Spain (including the Canary Islands), Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta.
The affected countries of discharge will be: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong & Macau), Japan, Korea North & South, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Laos and Brunei.