Emergency Congestion Surcharge

19.05.17 16:40

As announced previously, the Spanish Parliament approved yesterday 18th May, the Royal Decree on the Spanish Ports Law, as per European Union requirements.

Stevedore Unions will start with strikes during odd hours on the following dates:


May 24th/26th/29th/31st

June 2nd/5th/7th/9th


The strike action will cause disruption and delays to vessel operations, and the delivery and reception of containers. To alleviate the expected delays in the port we expect night time operations on our vessels.


In most ports the disruption will result in low productivity and lead to significant extra costs. With regret we are forced to implement an emergency congestion surcharge of EUR 37,- per TEU. This surcharge will be applicable with immediate effect and until further notice.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.


We will keep you informed about any further developments. 


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