[North Europe to North America Lines]

To our Valued Customers,

Situation on SAINT LAURENT River is affected by hydro-meteorological factors which influence predicted water levels.

A decrease in water levels is to be expected in the long term due to management of upstream control structures which will prioritize the formation of stable ice covers. For that reason, CMA CGM has decided to implement a LOW WATER SURCHARGE (LWS).

CMA CGM, function of further development reserves the right to modify the amount of this LWS according to the situation on the ST LAURENT River.


The Low Water Surcharge (LWS) will be applied as follows :

Origin range : From North Europe

Destination range : CANADA East Coast

Cargo : Dry, Out of gauge, Break bulk, Reefers

Date of application: from February 7th 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports)

• until further notice

Should you have any further query, please do not hesitate to contact your usual local sales person.

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