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Hapag-Lloyd slams $500 peak season surcharge on Nigerian cargo

Hapag-Lloyd slams $500 peak season surcharge on Nigerian cargo

Hapag-Lloyd, a German ocean carrier, said it will start implementing Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) on cargo coming from Asia to various destinations across Africa a few days after the French carrier, imposed a surcharge on imported goods.

The surcharges will apply to all container types and will be effective from 16 May until further notice.

According to the German ocean carrier, containers going to Northern West Africa including Dakar – Senegal, Nouakchott – Mauritania, Banjul – Gambia, Conakry – Guinea, Freetown – Sierra Leone, Monrovia – Liberia from Asia are expected to be $600 per Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

Meanwhile, containers going to Mombasa – Kenya from seaports in Asia are expected to pay a surcharge of $250 per TEU.

Also, containers leaving Asian ports to Da Es Salam in Tanzania were made to pay $450 per Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

“From Asia to West African ports including Apapa and Tin-Can in Nigeria, Tema – Ghana, Cotonou – Benin, Abidjan and San Pedro – Ivory Coast are expected to pay a sum of $500 per Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

From Asia to South West African ports including Luanda, Lobito, Namibe, Cabinda and Soyo in Angola; Pointe Noire and Brazzaville – Congo; Matadi and Boma – Ghana, Libreville and Port Gentil in Gabon; Kribi and Douala in Cameroon; Bata and Malabo in Equatorial Guinea as well as Walvis Bay in Namibia are expected to pay surcharge of $500 per Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit,” the company stated.