Price and Surcharge Updates

PCS (Port Congestion Surcharge) in Dalian, China


Due to recent developments in Dalian, China, terminal operations and pick-up of inbound containers has been slow. Consequently, most reefer plugs at the yards of container terminals in the port 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 the following Port Congestion Surcharge:

Effective January 11th, 2021, loading date (except from US & US territories, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay & Argentina: February 11th, 2021) :


  • Origin: From worlwide origins
  • Destination: To Dalian, China
  • Cargo: Reefer only
  • Amount: USD 1,250 per container
  • Payment: As per freight

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.


Please contact your local CMA CGM office should you require any other information.


We thank you for your kind understanding.