Commodity rate restoration – Europe to Asia Trade

Further to the previously announced commodity rate restoration for the 1 April 2009, Maersk Line will implement a commodity General Rate Increase effective 7 April 2009. The commodity increase will be USD 75 / FFE. The increase applies to all commodity based cargoes on the eastbound Europe to Asia trade.

The geographical scope will be:
United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Belguim, Ireland, Russia, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark, Estonia.
Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The commodities will be: Waste Paper, Waste Plastic, Scrap Metal, Shredded tyres, Rubber and paper pulp.

The increase is necessary in order to provide our customers with the service reliability and customer service they are accustomed to when shipping with Maersk Line.