Carriers have announced a Port Congestion Surcharge on all U.S. Export Cargo destined for Asia via the U.S. West Coast received on Monday, November 17, 2014 and after.  This surcharge will remain in effect until further notice.

Notice from HMM:

Due to the increased expenses associated with prolonged port congestion and labor issues, our operating costs have escalated substantially at all US West Coast ports over many months. Therefore, we find it necessary to implement the following congestion surcharge that is effective on all cargo received by HMM on or after November 17, 2014.

This charge will apply to both inland as well as local cargo received for these ports and it will be assessed for all types of equipment- including but not limited to reefer/dry/tanks/all specials and out-of-gauge cargo and whether carrier or shipper supplied. 


Port Congestion Surcharge for Export Cargo from/via US West Coast to Asia
Effective November 17, 2014

$240  /  $300   / $300

per 20′  / 40′  / 40’HQ

We thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging situation, and assure you that we are doing everything in our power to continue to keep your supply chain moving as quickly and efficiently as is possible under the circumstances.

We appreciate the opportunity to be your global logistics service provider. Please contact your Direct Relations Manager or in-house Customer Service Representative with any questions.

Scarbrough continues to monitor the situation as it continues to unfold.  Please keep connected via our website blog  for the most up-to-date information. Stay tuned.