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Emergency Equipment Imbalance Surcharge

Emergency Equipment Imbalance Surcharge

North European ports (excl. UK) to all Mediterranean destinations

Dear customer,

Due to a severe imbalance between exports and imports in all North European ports, and as situation is expected to last, Hamburg Süd is introducing an Emergency Equipment Imbalance Surcharge (EIS) from North European ports (excl. UK) to all Mediterranean destinations in order to meet the growing demand for empty containers.

The EIS will apply to all containers exported from North Europe that will be loaded from March 1st 2020 until further notice. The amount will be as follows, payment following freight:

USD/EUR 25 per TEU for DRY cargo ex Baltic and Russia

USD/EUR 50 per TEU for DRY cargo ex all remaining North European ports (excl. UK)

USD/EUR 150 per container for REEFER cargo ex all North European ports (excl. UK)

We want to thank you for your business and look forward to continuously serving your transportation needs. If you require more information, please contact your local sales manager or any of our customer service advisors.

With kind regards,

Hamburg Süd

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