U.S. Import General Rate Increase for 

Full Container and Less than Container Freight

Update, February 25, 2016 

Most carriers have announced that the scheduled GRI for March 1, 2016 has been postponed until March 15, 2016.

Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for the Far East, S. Africa, & Middle East to North America Lane effective March 1, 2016.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC to announce possible rate increases 30 days in advance.  Please also note that these are carrier announced GRI’s and may be mitigated.  If carriers actually follow through with implementing this charge, Scarbrough will begin charging GRI on all FCL and LCL cargo that departs these locations on March 01, 2016.

Scarbrough continually works with carriers to waive or mitigate these charges.

If anything changes, we will inform you as applicable.


From Far East, S. Africa & Middle East

to or via All U.S. Ports of Discharge:

Rates will be $540 / $600 / $600

Per  20′ / 40′/ 40′HQ

LCL Cargo:  $20 per W/M

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.

You can also email pricing@scarbrough-intl.com