MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
Trade Announcement


Scope: USA EC/Gulf to Far East Ports
(GRI) for Far East Westbound cargo (ex. USA) - March 1st, 2018

Valued Customer,

Steamship lines are once again challenged to maintain service profitability since freight rates are at levels that are no longer sustainable.

In order to maintain such a service, we are forced to announce the following General Rate Increase (GRIs) effective March 1st, 2018 for all export cargo originating from USA & Puerto Rico to Far East as follows:

Applicable to all service contracts, tariff items and exempt commodities-

USD 80 per 20' Dry and USD 100 per 40' Dry for US West Coast, US East Coast (including Gulf) and Puerto Rico cargo to Asia

USD 120 per 20' Dry and USD 150 per 40' Dry for IPI cargo from US inland via US West Coast ports and East Coast (excluding Gulf) to Asia

USD 80 per 20' Dry and USD 100 per 40' Dry for inland cargo routed ex Gulf Ports to Asia

Above GRI does not apply for reefer cargo

We thank you for your continued support

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc.
420 Fifth Avenue, 10018 New York, NY, USA
T: +1 212 764 4800 F: +1 212 827 1636