Emergency Intermodal Surcharge
Dear Valued Customer,
Further to our customer advisory dated July 12th, 2018, the trucking situation in the USA continues to be challenging as well as disruptive to daily operations. In many markets, we face significant issues on a daily basis locating draymen to exe-cute our work orders, resulting in delayed pick-ups and deliveries, as well as substantial cost increases.
The challenges that we cited in our initial advisory remain as originally stated:
• New regulations requiring commercial trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices.
• Fewer drivers in the market. The reduced availability of drivers impacts our ability to take care of all work orders we manage daily.
Some markets are worse than others and we do realize that it may be easier to secure trucking power in some locations. This is a fluid environment which is constantly chang-ing.
Based on this ongoing situation, we will be increasing the Emergency Intermodal Sur-charge (EIS) from US$ 300 per container to US$ 350 per container for the below refer-enced cities where CMA CGM is nominated to provide carrier haulage services. This charge will impact the following markets:
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Please note, as the Savannah, GA and Houston, TX market have stabilized, this sur-charge will no longer apply to those two markets. 2
This charge allows us to manage ever escalating costs and help us to continue to pro-vide a proper level of service. This charge will not apply to those moves where a ship-per’s nominated trucker has been engaged to provide services. The change to include these locations will be effective on June 1st, 2019 and CMA CGM reserves the right to implement this charge in additional cities as the situation war-rants.
The circumstances have become very challenging and we want to make sure we can continue to effectively provide landside services to our important clients. **All applicable rates, surcharges, and rules, including, where applicable, mandatory pricing elements under EU commitments can be located in the applicable Governing Tariffs.
Thank you for your continued support. Should you have any questions or concerns re-garding this change, please contact your local CMA CGM sales representative. For cur-rent schedule activity please visit our Web site at www.cma-cgm.com.