Kolkata Port Emergency Cost Recovery Surcharge

Dear Customers,

You were informed by feeder operators connecting Kolkata port to transhipment ports in Asia about the deteriorating situation at Kolkata port, forcing feeder operators to implement an Emergency Cost Recovery Surcharge (ECRS).

Hamburg Sud as a buyer of feeder services from these operators is likewise being charged with additional costs that we unfortunately have to pass on to the shippers and consignees in India.

We are therefore forced to implement an ECRS of USD 100/TEU (subject to Service Tax) with immediate effect.

We will closely monitor the development at Kolkata port and will adjust ECRS in accordance with the charges levied by feeder operators.

Further information can be obtained from your local Hamburg Süd Office.

Contact details can be found at:

With kind regards,
Hamburg Süd