GRI and Rate Structure Adjustment
Dear Valued Customers
Please be advised that in line with increased costs being faced in the Eastern Pacific Islands trades, Sofrana ANL will be implementing a General Rate Increase of US$200 per TEU / US$10 per RT of breakbulk cargo effective 1 March 2021. We will also take this opportunity to simplify our freight rate structure to the following markets from New Zealand and Australia.
(note Australia to Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa only)
Current BAF’s (and CAF’s where applicable) are to be rolled in to freight rates, and rates will be converted to USD if they are not already. Additionally we will be introducing a New Zealand OTHC on all export cargo, and a DTHC on NZ import cargo to bring Sofrana ANL in to line with the rest of the CMA CGM Group trades ex New Zealand, the freight rates will be adjusted in order to ensure minimal overall effect of the THC implementation. Adjusted freight rates will be communicated to customers prior to the 1 March implementation date.
Finally, we will also be adjusting our current local Australian Import and Export PSC’s to change to THC’s, and bring amounts in to line with the other CMA CGM Group trades in Australia. Again, freight rates will be adjusted accordingly to ensure minimal overall impact, and we will communicate the changes to customers prior to the 1 March implementation date.
Please note that cargo on our Westpac service to New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands will not be subject to the GRI at this time, however will have the OTHC / DTHC’s implemented.
We thank you for your understanding.
Thanks & Regards