Carrier members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), FMC Agreement No. 011223, serving the East Asia/USA trade lane will increase several surcharges and terminal related charges effective April 1, 2011.
Bunker Adjustment Factors (BAF) calculated using TSA’s old monthly formula will increase on April 1 to US$ 940 per 20 ft container, US$ 1175 per 40 ft container, US$ 1322 per 40 ft hi-cube container, US$ 1428 per 45 ft container, and US$ 26 per WM (LCL).
The group’s New Formula BAF for the April – June 2011 quarter is US$ 468 per 40 ft container to US West Coast Ports and US$ 879 per 40 ft container to US East and Gulf Coast Ports, with other sizes as per formula. Inland Fuel Charges (IFC) for the April – June 2011 quarter are US$ 295 per container for shipments to IPI destinations served via West Coast Ports, US$ 148 per container for shipments to RIPI destinations served via East Coast Port, and US$ 85 per container for shipments to Group 4 Points and to East Coast local store door points.
The TSA’s 15 carrier members are American President Lines, CSCL, CMA-CGM, COSCO Containers Lines, Evergreen Marine, Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, “K” Line, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping, NYK Line, OOCL, Yang Ming Marine and Zim Integrated Shipping Services. The group’s web site at www.tsacarriers.org provides additional information.
WTSA Carriers Increase Surcharges, Some Member File GRIs
The Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA), FMC Agreement No. 011325, whose member lines serve the U.S. export trades from the USA to East Asia, announced increases to bunker and inland fuel charges effective April 1, 2011 as follows:
WTSA Bunker Adjustment Factors (BAF), effective: April 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011
Traffic to / from and via:
US Atlantic/Gulf Coast Ports US Pacific Coast Ports
US$ 971 per 20 ft dry container US$ 508 per 20 ft dry containers
US$ 1214 per 40 ft/45 ft dry container US$ 635 per 40 ft/45 ft dry container
US$1615 per 40 ft/45 ft reefer container US$ 894 per 40 ft/45 ft reefer container
The Inland Fuel Charge (IFC) for April 1, 2011-June 30, 2011 will increase to US$ 295 per container for rail and intermodal rail/truck shipments, and US$ 85 per container for local/regional truck shipments. Currency Adjustment Factors (CAF) for the same period will increase to seven (7) percent for Taiwan and 20 percent for Singapore.
Some WTSA carrier members have also filed General Rate increases (GRIs) effective April 1, 2011 for shipments from USA to Asia. For dry cargoes, many of the Carriers will apply GRIs of US$ 320 per 20 ft container and US$ 400 per 40 ft container. For cargo moving in refrigerated containers, the GRI amounts are US$ 400 per 40 ft reefer container from US West Coast Ports, and US$ 500 per 40 ft reefer container from US Inland Points, East Coast and Gulf Coast Ports.
WTSA is a voluntary discussion and research forum of 10 container shipping lines serving the trade from ports and inland points in the U.S. to destinations throughout Asia. The WTSA’s 10 member carriers are American President Lines, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Marine Corp., Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, “K” Line, NYK Line, OOCL and Yang Ming Marine. For more info visit www.wtsacarriers.org.
Source: “TSA Carriers Increase Fuel Surcharges Effective April 1, 2011.” Signals: Navigating the Regulatory Seas. 03 Mar 2011. Distribution Publications, Inc; Volume 15, No.3.