Madison, NJ – Container shipping giant Maersk has said it will raise the tariff on US inland imports and exports due to intermodal “operational stress.”
In its notification letter to customers, the shipping giant cites chronic trucker shortages and surging cargo volumes that are causing delays at the rail and terminal levels.
Denmark-headquartered Maersk said it would raise its US inland import and export tariffs effective September 1, 2014, for all store door and container yard (CY) export shipments by truck, the tariff amount will increase by $25 across all equipment types.
For all store door and container yard import shipments, the company said, the tariff on 20’ and 40’STD equipment tariff rate will increase by $25; on 40’ HDRY by 20’ REEF and 40’ HREF by $30; and on 45’ HDRY by $35.
Maersk said it forecasts that intermodal costs in the industry “will continue to rise as the year progresses.”