CMA CGM increases rates from North Europe to US

Marseille-based container line CMA CGM has announced that effective from 15 August, a rate restoration initiative 5 (RRI05) will be implemented from North Europe to the United States.

This initiative applies to all ports of load in North Europe, including North France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltic, Portugal, and North Spain (Bilbao, Vigo, Gijon) destined for the US East Coast, US Gulf, US West Coast, and all inland destinations via these ports.

The rates will be...

CMA CGM applies updated PSS from Spain to America

CMA CGM Group has announced an update on the Peak Season Surcharge from Spain to the West Coast South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The origin range will include Spain Med ports (Algeciras, Valencia and Barcelona) with destinations to South America West Coast, Central America and the Caribbean, including Windward, and Mexico West Coast, excluding Puerto Rico, which will remain at US$136 per unit.

The updated surcharge will apply to dry cargo from 10 August until further notice, with...

CMA CGM announces reefer operational surcharge for pharma cargo

French ocean carrier CMA CGM has announced an update to its reefer operational surcharge for pharma cargo transported in reefer containers.

This surcharge will be effective from 10 August 2024, until further notice. For cargo originating from all locations except North America, a surcharge of US$250 per unit will be applied. Additionally, for cargo originating from North America, another surcharge of US$500 per unit will be implemented.

This surcharge is mandatory for all pharma cargo carried in...

CMA CGM applies new peak season surcharge from Latin America to West Africa

CMA CGM will implement a new Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from Lating America to West Africa, scheduled to start on 1 August (based on the loading date).

The new surcharge will last until 10 August for Colombia, Panama and Venezuela and until further notice for all the destinations mentioned below.

CMA CGM’s new PSS will apply to dry cargo originating from the West Coast of South America, the West Coast of Central America and Mexico, and the East Coast of Central America and the Caribbean...

CMA CGM introduces US$1,000 surcharge from India West Coast to East Africa and Indian Ocean

French ocean carrier CMA CGM has notified its customers of an upcoming Peak Season Surcharge.

This surcharge will be effective from 1 August 2024 (based on the loading date) and will remain in place until further notice.

CMA CGM’s fresh PSS will apply to all types of cargo originating from the India West Coast and destined to East Africa and the Indian Ocean. The surcharge will be US$1,000 per container.


Buque de CMA CGM pierde 44 contenedores en Sudáfrica por condiciones climatológicas adversas

Debido a las condiciones climatológicas en las costas de Sudáfrica, y en la misma jornada, el buque de carga general  “MV Ultra Galaxy” encalló en Brand se Baai, al noroeste de Ciudad del Cabo, según informó la Autoridad Sudafricana de Seguridad Marítima (SAMSA).

CMA CGM ship loses 44 containers off South Africa

The 18,000 TEU container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin encountered severe weather off the coast of South Africa, resulting in the loss of 44 containers and damage to 30 more boxes.

This incident occurred on 9 July, while the 2015-built container ship was en route from Asia to Europe.

“No injury to the crew has been reported, no pollution, no strong damage to the vessel which remains fully seaworthy,” said CMA CGM in a statement.

The French carrier added that after inspection, “it is assessed...

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