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All Trades from and into Paraguay - Congestion Fee Implementation

Dear Valued Customer,

Hamburg Süd wishes to advise our customers that the recent increase in costs for transportation of cargo into Paraguay is causing significant constraints on supply chains.

Over past weeks we have done our outmost to deliver your cargo whilst managing the current situation as best as possible. However, still we are experiencing a significant increase in overall operational costs.

To enable us to continue to connect your supply chain, Hamburg Süd wishes to inform you that we will be implementing a Congestion Fee. The congestion fee will be applicable to all Export and Import containers with origin or destination Paraguay.

Charge applicability and details as follows (based on pro-forma date of departure and until further notice):

1. In case of non-FMC origin/destination: cargo loaded or received for shipment on vessels with ETD 19th Aug 2021 onwards

2. In case of FMC and Colombian origin/destination: cargo loaded or received for shipment on vessels with ETD 1st Sep 2021 onwards

Charge code Cargo Type Origin Destination Container Size/Type Charge basis Currency Levels
CONGESTC Dry & Reefer World Paraguay 20' per container USD 150
CONGESTC Dry & Reefer World Paraguay 40' (incl. HC) per container USD 200
CONGESTC Dry & Reefer Paraguay World 20' per container USD 150
CONGESTC Dry & Reefer Paraguay World 40' (incl. HC) per container USD 200

In addition to Congestion Fee, 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
  • Terminal Handling Charges – respectively applicable at the Port of Origin and the Port of Destination –, please click here
  • all other applicable surcharges, such as local charges and contingency charges, valid at the time of shipment

We are monitoring the situation and depending on the development we will determine if further measures need to be taken.

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