Maersk predicts that the supply chain bottlenecks and shortage of containers due to the surge in demand will continue until the fourth quarter of 2021, and then return to normal; Xie Huiquan, general manager of Evergreen Shipping, also said earlier that congestion is expected to be delayed to the third quarter.
1. Hapag-Lloyd raised the GRI from June 1st, up to a maximum of US$1,200
Hapag-Lloyd announced that starting from June 1 (origin and receipt date), it will increase the comprehensive rate increase surcharge (GRI) for eastbound routes from East Asia to the United States and Canada. This fee applies to all types of containers such as dry containers, reefer containers, storage tanks, and open top containers.
The charging standard is: all 20-foot containers, each box is charged 960 dollars; all 40-foot containers, each box is charged 1,200 dollars.
2. CMA CGM raises the GRI of Asia-North America route by up to US$1600
CMA CGM will increase the GRI of routes from Asian ports to the United States and Canada from June 1st, up to a maximum of US$1600/container
3. MSC raises GRI and fuel surcharges for Asia-U.S. routes
4. Wanhai Shipping raises the freight rate for exports from China to Asia
From May 22, Wanhai Shipping’s freight rate for exports from China to Asia will be adjusted upwards: USD 300/600/600 for 20'/40'/HQ due to rising operating costs.