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UK ports are currently experiencing congestion thanks to increased import volumes. This is causing berthing delays and longer dwell times.

Shipping lines are beginning to introduce congestion charges on all cargo coming into UK ports this month. Each shipping line are setting their own fees and we're keeping track of what's being introduced and when in this article.

We're also collating these charges into a downloadable document which we will keep updated as new charges are introduced or existing charges change.

Download: Congestion Surcharges on UK Imports PDF, 16th Nov 2020



MSC Surcharges

Read the MSC Surcharge Notice on their website.

The charges below are for all cargo shipped on board from 16th November 2020 except for cargo ex-USA for which validity is 10th December 2020 BL date and cargo ex-Far East for which validity is 1st December 2020 BL date, until further notice.

  Far East South Africa
SAWC
SAEC
CAM
Australia
New Zealand 
India
Pakistan
Middle East 
Mediterranean  USA
Canada
Mexico
Portugal
North Spain
NWC
Scanbaltic 
Container
per TEU
175 USD 100 USD  100 USD 100 USD  60 USD
50 EUR
45 GBP 
50 USD  25 EUR
22 GBP
Reefer
Price per TEU
175 USD 150 USD 100 USD 100 USD 90 USD
75 EUR
70 GBP

50 USD  25 EUR
22 GBP 


COSCO Surcharges

COSCO are introducing a flat rate of 150 USD per TEU for all reefer cargoes to the UK. This charge comes into effect from 11th November 2020 until further notice.


CMA-CGM Surcharges

CMA-CGM are introducing a flat rate of 150 USD per TEU for both standard and reefer cargoes to / from the UK. This charge comes into effect from 15th November 2020 until further notice. The application date for booking to / from the US is 13th December 2020.