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Panama Canal Surcharge (PCS) Increase - East Asia Trades

Dear Valued Customer,

The Panama Canal Authority has announced modifications to its Transit Reservation System fees. As a result of those fees being levied, Hamburg Süd will revise the Panama Canal Surcharge (PCS) applicable for ALL cargo passing through the canal that is loaded or received for shipment (in case of FMC origin/destination) on or after 1st June 2021 (based on pro forma departure), for the following trade lanes:

  • East Asia to Caribbean, Central America, Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • East Asia to/from North America East Coast

Revised surcharge levels are as follows:

Charge code Cargo Type Container Size/Type Charge Basis Currency Levels
PAN CAN Dry & Reefer 20' GP/RF Per container USD 32
40' GP/HC/RF/RH Per container USD 65
20' GP/RF Per container EUR 27
40' GP/HC/RF/RH Per container EUR 55

In addition to PCS, further price elements will apply:

  • Base Rate, please click here
  • Bunker related charges and surcharges, please click here
  • LSS (ECA), please click here
  • Security related charges and surcharges – respectively applicable at the Port of Origin and the Port of Destination –, please click here
  • Additional charges and surcharges reflecting foreseeable high demand (such as Peak Season Surcharges), please click here
  • All other applicable surcharges, such as local charges and contingency charges, valid at the time of shipment.

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.

If you require more information, please contact your local sales manager or any of our customer service advisors.

With kind regards,
Hamburg Süd