Mediterranean Shipping Imposes Emergency Intermodal Charge

Ocean carrier Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced that it will impose an Emergency Intermodal Charge (EIC) to offset its rising costs for providing inland services.

Effective August 1, 2021 (gate in date at port of loading) and until further notice, MSC will charge an EIC in the amount of USD $350 per container for all US import cargo arriving via US and Canadian gateways where MSC is responsible for rail, rail and truck, truck and/or barge service. See this Customer Advisory from MSC for the complete announcement.

Many ocean carriers have terminated inland container service over the past month because of the growing backlog and congestion at US ports and rail depots.

C J International will continue to monitor and advise our clients of any updates or changes regarding this subject.

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