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Trucking Capacity Problems Persist

US Cargo interests are scrambling to manage their supply chains amid intermodal rail delays and rising truck prices. Interests are now having to pay an extra $300 per container under existing contracts with some ocean carriers seeking to recoup their higher costs in the tight surface transport market.

The truck capacity pressure is trickling down to all modes of inland cargo transportation: railroad, drayage, and transloading and long-haul truckload.

Ocean carriers are responding with a mixture of actions consisting of emergency surcharges, raising tariffs, and suspending or restricting store-door deliveries in the United States.

Weeks after CMA CGM announced a $300 emergency intermodal fee to recoup some of these costs, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and Hyundai Merchant Marine notified customers they will also assess $300 per container surcharges.

For MSC, the surcharges will apply in some markets, and in others door deliveries will cease until further notice. HMM will apply the fee on all US door moves but will negotiate on a case-by-case basis.

MOL is restricting door delivery bookings in certain markets but does not plan to institute surcharges, citing the pending merger into the Ocean Network Express (“K” Line, MOL, and NYK Lines) due to be finalized on April 1.

Maersk Line increased its inland tariff on March 14, two days before the CMA CGM surcharge went into effect. Zim Integrated Shipping Services Co. is taking a similar tactic to Maersk Line, adjusting the tariff structure on an ongoing basis.

Meanwhile delays and terminal congestion to rise in the Midwest and Southeast. As a result, trucking companies are applying $75 to $150 per hour in detention fees to cover their lost productivity as drivers wait multiple hours during rail yard backups. Demurrage charges are also being applied more frequently by the railroads, according to ocean carriers, one of the domino effects of a network breakdown. Although the amount varies by location and commodity, storage charges on non-refrigerated boxes typically range from $100 to $175 per day after the allotted free time, based on conversations with draymen.
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ASF Logistics strives to be the company of choice for global logistics by fostering a collaborative environment of partnerships, teamwork, and creativity. Our goal is to consistently deliver a competitive advantage to our customers through innovative and customized solutions which add value and sets them apart from their competitors.

Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions

  • Vendor management
  • Document management
  • Information management
  • Purchase order management
  • Cargo management and flow optimization
  • Consolidation
  • Carrier management
  • Transport management
  • Import planning and coordination
  • Customs house brokerage
  • Cross-docking and trans-loading
  • Distribution

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