Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Date: December 2, 2016
Subject: Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update
Please be advised that the previously announced December 1, 2016, General Rate Increase (GRI), which is applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, has been mostly mitigated, with exceptions on select Canada East Coast All-Water Service routings.

Transpacific ocean freight carriers have subsequently announced their intentions to implement the GRI, which is applicable on the Asia & ISC to Canada & USA trade lanes, effective December 15, 2016 at the following levels:

  • usd 12.00 per cbm or 500 kg
  • usd 540 per 20′ container
  • usd 600 per 40′ container
  • usd 675 per 40′ HC container
  • usd 760 per 45′ container

It should also be noted that the carriers have announced their intentions to implement an additional GRI effective January 1, 2017, applicable from Asia & the ISC to all destinations in Canada & the USA at the following levels:

  • usd 20.00 per cbm or 500 kg
  • usd 900 per 20′ container
  • usd 1000 per 40′ container
  • usd 1125 per 40′ HC container
  • usd 1266 per 45′ container

Delmar will continue to monitor the market and hold discussions with our core suppliers in an effort to offer our customers the most competitive rate and service options available.

It should be noted that carriers are reminding shippers that vessel capacity is expected to be tight as of mid-December leading up to Chinese New Year on January 28, 2017.

We wish to remind all Delmar clientele to advise their suppliers and associates that booking arrangements should be made at least 2 weeks in advance during this peak shipping period.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar representative.

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