Sealand – A Maersk Company wishes to advise our customers that we are facing a situation of decreasing water levels on the Manaus River. This has resulted in reduction of permissible drafts for all vessels and barge sailing on the river, leading to a significant decrease on cargo carrying capacity.

Due to this situation, Sealand – A Maersk Company will be introducing a Low Water Surcharge (LWC) effective from 25th October 2021. This Low Water fee will be applicable to all containers from or into Port Manaus, Brazil.

The tariff levels are as follows:

Fee Cargo Type Charge Basis Tariff Levels Scope Effective Date
Cargo Type
Dry and Reefer
Charge Basis
Per Container
Tariff Levels
20': BRL 1025

40': BRL 2050
Manaus, Brazil (Import and Export)
Effective Date
25th Oct 2021: PCD* for non-Spot bookings
25th Oct 2021: 1st vessel ETD at booking confirmation for Spot bookings

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