Peak Season Surcharge Alert: CMA CGM Announces Increase for India-Africa Routes

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Attention Indian Exporters Shipping to Africa: French shipping giant CMA CGM has implemented new peak season surcharges (PSS) for cargo moving from India to Africa. These surcharges will be effective for shipments with a gate-in date on or after July 15th, 2024, and will remain in place until further notice.

The Surcharge Breakdown:

  • Origin Ports: Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Cochin, Mangalore, and Tuticorin
  • Destination Ports:
    • South Africa (Port Elizabeth): US$500 per 20′ container, US$300 per 40′ container (dry cargo)
    • Namibia, Angola, Congo, DRC, Gabon, Benin, Ghana, and Nigeria: US$500 per 20′ container, US$300 per 40′ container (dry cargo)

Before You Ship:

The article recommends contacting CMA CGM or visiting their website for details on additional surcharges that may apply, such as those related to bunker fuel, terminal handling (THC), and security. It’s important to factor these additional costs into your overall shipping expenses.

Source: Container News

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