Ocean Carrier Cancellation Fees

We have seen numerous articles over the past several weeks that address the issue of ocean carrier cancellation fees as well as fees for no-shows within a specific time period up to vessel departure.

Carriers are implementing such charges as a way to offset the costs of vessels moving at an incomplete or less than full status.

We have yet not seen these fees implemented on any US involved trade lanes. But several carriers including Maersk, CMA CGM, and Hapag Lloyd have applied them to other lanes of service. Fees vary depending on the carrier and the time period of the no-show or cancellation.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide further updates as we become aware of them. If you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Export Manager, Johanna Lively. You may also contact your local C J International representative.

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