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Low Water Additional surcharge to and from Port of Manaus, Brazil

Dear Valued Customer,

Hamburg Süd wishes to advise our customers that we are facing a situation of decreasing water levels on the Manaus River. This has resulted in reduction of permissible drafts for all vessels and barge sailing on the river, leading to a significant decrease on cargo carrying capacity.

Due to this situation, Hamburg Süd will be introducing a Low Water Additional surcharge (LWA BARG) effective from 25th October 2021. The surcharge will be applicable to all containers from and into the Port of Manaus, Brazil, based on pro forma date of departure and until further notice. The surcharge levels are as follows:

Charge code Cargo Type Origin Destination Container Size/Type Charge basis Currency Levels
LWA BARG Dry & Reefer World Manaus, Brazil 20' per container BRL 1025
LWA BARG Dry & Reefer World Manaus, Brazil 40' (incl. HC) per container BRL 2050
LWA BARG Dry & Reefer Manaus, Brazil World 20' per container BRL 1025
LWA BARG Dry & Reefer Manaus, Brazil World 40' (incl. HC) per container BRL 2050

In addition to the Low Water Additional, 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