Notices and News
20121130

Issued on Dec-27-2012
Customer Advisory: Congestion Surcharge - All Trades to/from United States and Canada

Dear Valued Customer,

There is a distinct possibility that International Longshoreman's Association ("ILA") will call a strike at U.S. East Coast and Gulf Ports on December 30th. We are well aware that the impact of such a strike on international shipping would be devastating. We are taking steps now to try to minimize the impact of such a strike should it occur. We will provide regularly updated Customer Advisory information on our web site at: http://www.evergreen-line.com/

Important Notice •
Customer Advisory: USEC ILA (International Longshoremen's Association) Possible Strike Dec-19-2012

As a precaution in the event of a strike Evergreen filed a Congestion Charge earlier this year to cope with possible ramifications resulting from such labor actions. The Congestion Charge will be applied as follows:

U.S. East & Gulf Coasts - Imports
All cargos which were received at non U.S. ports of loading either prior or subsequent to December 30, which are scheduled to arrive at any U.S. East or Gulf Coast Port on or after December 30, 2012 will be assessed a Congestion charge as follows:

USD$ 800    per 20' container
USD$ 1,000 per 40' container
USD$ 1,125 per 40' high-cube and reefer container
USD$ 1,266 per 45' high-cube container

U.S. East & Gulf Coast – Exports
All export cargo including IPI cargo received by Carrier or its agent for ultimate shipment from a U.S. East and Gulf Coast Port on or after December 30, 2012 will be assessed a prepaid Congestion charge as follows:

USD$ 800    per 20' container
USD$ 1,000 per 40' container
USD$ 1,000 per 40' high-cube and reefer container
USD$ 1,000 per 45' high-cube container

The above charges will continue in effect until the labor action and its related port congestion ceases to exist at which time Evergreen will provide notice via Customer Advisory on its website referred to above.

U.S. West Coast and Canada
As no immediate risk of port congestion is expected on U.S. West Coast and Canadian ports as of December 30, 2012, the application will not be applicable to shipments through the U.S. West Coast and Canada until further notice.

This Congestion Charge shall be payable on a freight collect basis for cargo destined for U.S. East and Gulf Coast Ports and on a prepaid basis for cargo being exported from the U.S. East and Gulf Coast Ports unless otherwise agreed by Carrier and Shipper.

If there should be no labor action affecting cargo movement to or from the U.S., Evergreen Line may in its sole discretion decide not to apply the Congestion Charge.

We thank you for your continued support.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this Notice, please contact your local Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) representative or contact us at http://www.evergreen-line.com/


 



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