In continuation of previous communication occurred last 15th September (Low Water Level in Ama-zon River – Draft Restriction), Maersk wish to advise you that new records in the rules of the Nation-al Water Agency (ANA) indicate a more critical reduction in the operational draft of ships that trans-it from/to Manaus. For security reasons and in accordance with the ordinance of the Fluvial Captaincy of the Western Amazon 164-CFAO of 06/09/2022, the draft restriction of our ships will be up to 40% of the planned forecast.

Based on above, we inform you that the tariff of Low Water Surcharge will be reviewed as of 6th November 2022, as follows:

Fee Cargo Charge basis Trariff levels Scope Effective date
Fee
LWC
Cargo
Dry & Reefer
Charge basis
Per Container
Trariff levels
20': USD350 40'(incl. HC & 45'): USD700
Scope
Manaus, Brazil (Im-port and Export)
Effective date
6th Nov2022: PCD*

* PCD = Price Calculation Date. For non-FMC, PCD refers to the scheduled departure date of the first water leg at the time of booking confirmation for non-spot bookings. For FMC, PCD is last container gate-in date for non-spot bookings.

We will continue to monitor the water level development of the river, and, in case of news, we will inform you through new communications.

It is important to note that between 15th October and 5th November 2022, the values applied to Low Water Surcharge remain unchanged:

Fee Cargo Charge basis Traiff levels Scope Effective date
Fee
LWC
Cargo
Dry & Reefer
Charge basis
Per Container
Traiff levels
20': USD250 40'(incl. HC & 45'): USD500
Scope
Manaus, Brazil (Import and Export)
Effective date
15th Oct till 5th Nov 2022: PCD*

* PCD = Price Calculation Date. For non-FMC, PCD refers to the scheduled departure date of the first water leg at the time of booking confirmation for non-spot bookings. For FMC, PCD is last container gate-in date for non-spot bookings.

LWC is an exceptional and temporary charge applicable due to the extraordinary conditions of navigation that will be periodically reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, by virtue of the current situation. It will be removed once the sailing conditions return to normal.

We regret having to implement this fee, and recognize the challenge it brings on you, but hope for your understanding. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

For more information, please contact the Sealand office in your area.

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