Your partnership remains of the utmost importance to us and as your integrated logistics partner, our aim is to ensure that your supply chain moves with agility, connectivity and ease. At A.P. Moller – Maersk, we are continually keeping an eye on developing situations and reacting with the overall goal of ensuring the highest efficiency in your logistics operations.
As previously communicated, recent rises in energy costs brought about the need for Sealand to introduce an Emergency Inland Energy Surcharge for all inland transportation to minimise disruption to your supply chain. We also informed you that we will be evaluating the market continuously, and may need to raise the surcharge further as the situation evolves. The current circumstances now mean that we will be implementing an increased surcharge from 1st October 2022.
Keeping your supply chain moving is of paramount importance to us. The surcharge will be used to accommodate additional costs presented by our vendors, secure the capacity in the market and ultimately ensure a continued and sustainable inland transportation service to our customers.
To mitigate further disruption to your supply chain, the new surcharge is effective as of 1st October. It will be applied as follows*:
- Direct truck transports via Bremerhaven: 21% over inland standard tariff
- Direct truck transports via Koper/Rijeka: 14% over inland standard tariff
- Rail combined intermodal transports via Bremerhaven/Gdansk: 9 % over inland standard tariff
- Rail combined intermodal transports via Hamburg: 11 % over inland standard tariff
- Rail combined intermodal transports via Koper: 12 % over inland standard tariff
- Truck transports via Melnik (dryport): 9% over inland standard tariff
The surcharge will be in place for as long as it is necessary to cover the increased costs that we are incurring. This means that we will withdraw the surcharge as soon as the energy prices return to previous levels. Surcharge codes will be presented on invoices as “EEE” (Emergency Inland Energy Surcharge Export) and “EEI” (Emergency Inland Energy Surcharge Import).
We will continue to review the situation on a country-by-country basis, making necessary changes to the surcharge as circumstances dictate. As a result, further increases may also be experienced but we will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible.
We thank you for your trust and loyalty, and look forward to continuing to assist you on all matters pertaining to your logistical needs. Should you have any further questions, please contact your local Sealand professional. Our customer service and commercial teams are always available to support should you need assistance.
(*) Price calculation date (PCD) :
For Non-FMC shipments, PCD is the Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) of the first vessel in the latest booking confirmation issued upon customer request.
For FMC shipments, PCD is the date on which Maersk A/S or one of its authorised agent(s) takes possession of the last container listed on the transport document. For FMC, surcharges will be applicable from 10 August as per FMC regulations.
For Import shipments (i.e. inland leg at destination port hired later to cargo departure from origin port) the surcharge price calculation refers to Vessel Arrival date at cargo destination port.
Note: FMC regulated trades are shipments exiting or entering a port in the United States, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa or Puerto Rico(US)