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The French ocean carrier CMA CGM has announced the implementation of new Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) for cargoes transferred from Europe to several ports of America.

Firstly, a new surcharge will be introduced in all shipments from the ports of Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, France Atlantic, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain Atlantic to the Latin American destinations of Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Buenaventura in Colombia, as well as to the Mexican ports of Ensenada, Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas.

The PSS of US$1,144 (€1,000) per container will be set in dry boxes, including non-operating reefers (NOR), according to a statement.

CGM CGM said the surcharge, which will take effect on 1 March for Peru, Chile and Mexico, and on 10 March for Ecuador and Colombia, will have a short-term contract validity of three months maximum.

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