Three carrier members of the Caribbean Shipowners Association (CSA), FMC Agreement No. 010979, recently announced new surcharge, Caribbean Operational Service Viability Charge, effective November 29, 2020. The CSA Carrier members, including Seaboard Marine, Tropical Shipping and Crowley Caribbean, serve the USA-Caribbean trade lane.
Seaboard Marine’s new surcharge will apply to shipments from ports in the USA to ports in Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Suriname, and Trinidad at USD 75/150/159 per 20/40/40HC, and USD 3.18 per W/M, or USD 50 per vehicle under 700 CFT.
Tropical Shipping announced that due to increasing cost of non-fuel related operational expenses, it will establish a new surcharge between the ports in the continental U.S. and ports in the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos and Belize at USD 50/100/113 per 20/40/40HC, and USD 0.12 per CWT / USD 0.06 per CFT, or USD 2.50 per W/M, or USD 50 per vehicle under 700 CFT, or USD 0.94 per barrel, or USD 5 per pallet. Amounts between ports in Puerto Rico/the U.S. Virgin Islands and ports in the British Virgin Island, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Cayman Islands, Windward Island, Leeward Island, South America and Belize will be USD 40/80/90 per 20/40/40HC, and USD 0.10 per CWT / USD 0.05 per CFT, or USD 2 per W/M, or USD 50 per vehicle under 700 CFT, or USD 0.75 per barrel, or USD 4 per pallet.
Crowley Caribbean Services LLC will apply a new surcharge for all cargo types between ports in the United States and Puerto Rico and ports in Anguilla, Antigua, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St Barts, St Croix, St Eustatius, St John US VI, St Kitts, St Thomas, Tortola, Trinidad, Virgin Gorda at USD 75/150/169 per 20/40/over 40’, and USD 50 per vehicle, truck, van, or SUV.