Carriers are now announcing they are suspending port congestion surcharges on cargo heading from Asia to the U.S. West Coast.
CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, OOCL, Hanjin, Maersk Line and NYK Line and U.S. Lines announced the suspension of port congestion surcharges today in customer advisories.
Mediterranean Shipping Co. told JOC.com (Journal of Commerce online publication) that it had done the same. United Arab Shipping Co. and Cosco Container Lines customers told JOC.com that their respective surcharges also were repealed.
Carriers were expected to start collecting the additional fees from customers Monday.