Price and Surcharge Updates

PCS (Port Congestion Surcharge) - Reefer exports to Shanghai, Ningbo & Tianjin/Xingang

With the extended Lunar New Year holidays and concerns regarding the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, terminal operations and pick-up of inbound containers in China have been slow.


Consequently, most reefer plugs at the yards of all container terminals in Shanghai, Ningbo and Tianjin/Xingang are already being occupied. CMA CGM is then forced to divert Reefer cargo to other ports.


To cover the additional costs, CMA CGM will apply a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) as follows:

  • Perimeter: Exports to Shanghai, Ningbo and Tianjin/Xingang
  • Cargo: Reefer
  • Amount: USD 1,250 per Reefer container
  • Payment: prepaid
  • Application: Effective immediately

Except for Transpacific services > as from March 13th, 2020

Except for Brazil > as from March 14th, 2020

Except for Argentina/Uruguay/Paraguay > as from March 22nd, 2020


For ongoing units and those which have already been rerouted, a specific surcharge will be calculated at the time of the reloading as soon as space is made available on these terminals.


Our local office will reach out and advise details if your cargo is affected. As we try our best to safeguard your cargo, please note that all related costs will be on Consignee’s account upon delivery.