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Pharmaceutical Commodities - Low-Value Pharma (LVP) & High-Value Pharma (HVP) surcharge

Dear Valued Customer,

Shipping Pharmaceuticals requires extra cargo care, which is delivered utilizing our internal Pharmaceutical expertise. In order to realize this, we have a Quality Management System (QMS), Reefer Specialists and Remote Container Management (RCM) in place. Our QMS outlines the approach we take to shipping Healthcare and Life Science products, our Reefer Specialists can consult our customers and advise best practices throughout the supply chain, and RCM enables constant monitoring and has allowed us to establish a 24/7 hyper-care team ensuring that we detect all temperature deviations and potential wrong set temperature within hours.

In order to cover the additional risk that is associated with carrying pharmaceuticals, Hamburg Süd is introducing a Low-Value Pharma (LVP) and High-Value Pharma (HVP) surcharge on global basis, which will apply to selected pharmaceutical commodity cargo loaded or received for shipment (in case of FMC origin/destination) on or after 1st June 2021.

Applicable commodities and surcharge levels are as follows:

Charge code Commodity Origin Destination Container Size/Type Charge basis Currency Levels
LVPHARMA PHARMA: BELOW 500TUSD (CHILLED) World World 20' RF per container USD 100
LVPHARMA PHARMA: BELOW 500TUSD (FROZEN) World World 20' RF per container USD 100
LVPHARMA PHARMA: BELOW 500TUSD (CHILLED) World World 40' RF/RH   USD 200
LVPHARMA PHARMA: BELOW 500TUSD (FROZEN) World World 40' RF/RH per container USD 200
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY A (CHILLED) World World 20' RF per container USD 600
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY A (FROZEN) World World 20' RF per container USD 600
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY A (CHILLED) World World 40' RF/RH per container USD 1200
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY A (FROZEN) World World 40' RF/RH per container USD 1200
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY B (CHILLED) World World 20' RF per container USD 600
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY B (FROZEN) World World 20' RF per container USD 600
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY B (CHILLED) World World 40' RF/RH per container USD 1200
HVPHARMA PHARMA: CATEGORY B (FROZEN) World World 40' RF/RH per container USD 1200

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

With kind regards,
Hamburg Süd