Price and Surcharge Updates

PCS for Reefer cargo bound for Yantian, China

CMA CGM informs its customers that the port of Yantian is currently experiencing congestion, with most reefer plugs already being occupied.


As such, to ensure your reefer cargo remains in premium condition, you are highly recommended to contact your local CMA CGM representative to change the port of discharge/destination. Otherwise, we may be forced to divert your reefer cargo to alternative ports.


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

  • Effective date: June 11th, 2021, loading date (Except from USA & territories, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay: July 21st, 2021, loading date)
  • From: Worldwide
  • To: Yantian
  • Cargo: Reefer
  • Amount: USD 1,250 per Reefer container
  • Payment: By freight payer

For ongoing units and those which have already been re-routed, a specific surcharge will be calculated at the time of the reloading as soon as space is made available at the port of Yantian. 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 the Consignee’s account upon delivery.


For more information and assistance, please contact your local representative. Thank you for your kind understanding and continued support.