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Panama Canal Surcharge (PCS) Increase

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:

  • Europe to/from Latin America
  • Europe to/from North America West Coast
  • Europe to/from Oceania
  • Latin America to/from Oceania
  • Latin America to/from East Asia
  • North America East Coast to/from Oceania
  • Latin America to West Central Asia
  • Intra Americas

The details are as follows:

Charge code Cargo Type Container Size/Type Charge Basis Currency Increased quantum*
PAN CAN Dry & Reefer 20' GP/RF Per container USD 17
40' GP/HC/RF/RH Per container USD 35
20' GP/RF Per container EUR 15
40' GP/HC/RF/RH Per container EUR 30
*On top of the existing levels

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