Sydney Port Congestion Surcharge

Hanjin Line Receivership

Industry body, FTA-Freight and Trade Alliance has been lobbying Shipping Lines, ACCC and Government on the above surcharge, questioning why it is still being imposed when all industrial action by the two (2) major terminals has been resolved and vessel movements in and out of the port have improved dramatically over the past month.

Good news has now been received from Maersk Lines and Hamburg-Sud advising that they are removing the surcharge effective from 15th March, while Hapag-Lloyd have overnight announced they will remove their surcharge effective from 22nd March, 2021.

It is expected other shipping lines will follow suit in the coming days, GPSM will keep all clients advised as soon as further details are received.