Freight News, Sea

Cosco adds UK haulage surcharge

[ December 3, 2018   //   ]

Chinese shipping line Cosco said it would introduce a haulage surcharge for all containers discharging at UK Ports that use carrier haulage from 1 January. The surcharge will be £50.00 per container and will be reviewed monthly. Vehicle demurrage will also increase to £50 per hour for a 20-foot and £60 for a 40ft box after the initial three free hours allowed for unloading has expired. The line blamed the withdrawal of rail freight services and subsequent congestion on the network, port congestion resulting from Felixstowe’s IT problems, the truck driver shortage and congestion on main roads.