Update on Congestion Surcharges

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Update on Congestion Surcharges

Yang Ming and OOCL have notified their customers of a decision to suspend at least temporarily, their decision to impose congestion surcharges on the West Coast ports. Although nothing has been announced, other carriers may follow suit and announce their intentions to postpone as well.

It is not anticipated that a decision from the Federal Maritime Commission will be forthcoming anytime this week.  You are urged to continue to stay in contact with your carriers to determine if or when they decide to move forward with implementing these charges.