Latest on the Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge

A message to our valued customers—further to our earlier communications on this subject, we have received alternative information from Carriers on how they will implement this Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge and from those carriers that are looking to discharge Sydney containers in other ports to avoid the congestion in Sydney.

Sydney Port Congestion / Sydney Peak Season Surcharge

We understand from the Carriers that the charges will be levied as per the below:

MSC

  • Import Cargo from Europe with a proforma (ETD) date on or after 14th September 2020
  • Import Cargo from Asia with a proforma (ETD) date on or after 15th September 2020
  • Import Cargo from USA with a Gate-In (Cargo possession) date on or after 8th October 2020
  • Export Cargo to Non-USA Trades Bill of Lading date on or after 14th September 2020
  • Export Cargo to USA Trades with a Gate in ( Cargo Possession) date on or after 14th September 2020

Based on the above a Congestion Surcharge/PSS of US$300 per TEU. This will be charged to the Named Consignee or Shippers for consignments arriving/departing to/from Sydney on MSC MBL’s that fall into the above timeframes.

CMA CGM / ANL

  • Export Cargo for all vessels (Non-USA Trades) departing Sydney on or after 17th September 2020 – Excluding

cargo moving on the TTZ ( Direct Service from AU to NZ) service.

  • Export Cargo for all vessels (USA Trades) Departing Sydney on or after 10th October 2020
  • Import Cargo for all vessels (Non-USA Trade) Departing origin on or after 17th September 2020
  • Import Cargo for all vessels (USA Trade) Gate In ( Cargo Possession) date on or after 10th October 2020

Based on the above a Congestion Surcharge/PSS of US$285 per TEU. This will be charged to the Named Consignee or Shipper for consignments arriving/departing to/from Sydney on CMA CGM/ANL MBL’s that fall into the above timeframes.

TS Lines

  • Import Cargo First arriving Vessels Harrier Hunter V2006s ETA Sydney 30th September 2020 & Ever Ulysses V132s ETA Sydney 28th September 2020

Based on the above a Congestion Surcharge/PSS of US$280 per TEU. This will be charged to the Named Consignee for consignments arriving to Sydney on TS Lines MBL’s that fall into the above timeframes.

Hapag Lloyd

  • Export Cargo for all vessels (Non-USA Trades) departing Sydney on or after 16th September 2020
  • Export Cargo for all vessels (USA Trades) Departing Sydney on or after 16th October 2020
  • Import Cargo for all vessels (Non-USA Trade) Departing origin on or after 16th September 2020
  • Import Cargo for all vessels (USA Trade) Gate In ( Cargo Possession) date on or after 16th October 2020

Based on the above a Congestion Surcharge/PSS of US$300 per TEU. This will be charged to the Named Consignee or Shippers for consignments arriving/departing to/from

Sydney on Hapag Lloyd MBL’s that fall into the above timeframes.

PIL – PAE

  • Export Cargo for all vessels departing Sydney on or after 21st September 2020
  • Import Cargo for all vessels arriving Sydney on or after 1st October 2020

Based on the above a Congestion Surcharge/PSS of US$300 per TEU. This will be charged to the Named Consignee or Shippers for consignments arriving/departing to/from Sydney on PIL – PAE MBL’s that fall into the above timeframes.

Vessels Omitting Sydney

Some of the lines have begun omitting Sydney in an effort to avoid the terminal delays further impacting their schedules. These port omissions are seeing containers being discharged in other Australian ports. Our Team will ensure that affected customers are updated as this information comes to hand.

Any additional costs incurred due to containers being discharged in alternative ports will, unfortunately, have to passed onto consignees.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate in contacting our ACF Customer Service.