CTSA plans PSS charge加拿大泛太平洋运价稳定协议组织欲加征旺季附加费
The Canada Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (CTSA), which is a research and discussion group representing the interests of ocean carriers involved in the Far East/Canada trade, are to introduce a peak season surcharge (PSS) from mid-June.
Effective from June 15 and planned to extend until October 15, 2007, the PSS will comprise an additional of USD400 per 40-foot container (FEU). For other equipment/cargo, the PSS charge will be levied at USD320 per
The decision has been taken because CTSA believes that the peak shipping season will again be strong (+10%) this year and consolidation of several transpacific service strings in the light of significantly higher operating costs will lead to a tight space situation occurring during the summer months.
In a statement CTSA also said that the PSS was intended to address higher costs for drayage, cargo handling and storage, equipment positioning and other contingencies resulting from expected cargo surges and related congestion in the supply chain.
The members of CTSA are APL, Coscon, Evergreen Line, Hanjin Shipping Co, Hyundai Merchant Marine, K Line, Mitsui OSK Lines, NYK Line, OOCL and Yangming.