As your integrated logistics partner, our aim at Sealandmaersk is to ensure that your supply chain moves with agility, connectivity and ease. With this in mind, we are continually keeping an eye on developing situations and reacting with the overall goal of ensuring the highest efficiency in your logistics operations.
As previously communicated, recent rises in energy costs brought about the need for Sealandmaersk to introduce an Emergency Inland Energy Surcharge for all inland transportation to minimise disruption to your supply chain. Since then, we have continued to evaluate the situation and make changes to the surcharge in line with market circumstances – including recently reducing the rate.
Unfortunately, despite hopes for prices to continue trending downwards, we are seeing fuel rates increase in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein and now need to implement an increased surcharge. This will be effective as of the 1st of December 2022.
The surcharge will be applied as follows** for:
Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein:
- Direct truck transports: 16% over inland standard tariff
- Rail / rail combined intermodal transports: 16% over inland standard tariff
- Barge / barge combined intermodal transports: 16% over inland standard tariff
*For FMC, surcharges will be applicable from 4rd December 2022 as per FMC regulations.
**Price calculation date (PCD):
For Non-FMC shipments, PCD is the Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) of the first vessel in the latest booking confirmation issued upon customer request.
For FMC shipments, PCD is the date on which Maersk A/S or one of its authorised agent(s) takes possession of the last container listed on the transport document.
For Import shipments (i.e. inland leg at destination port hired later to cargo departure from origin port) the surcharge price calculation refers to Vessel Arrival date at cargo destination port.
Note: FMC regulated trades are shipments exiting or entering a port in the United States, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa or Puerto Rico (US).
Keeping your supply chain moving remains of the utmost importance to us. The surcharge will continue to be used to accommodate additional costs presented by our vendors, secure capacity in the market and ultimately ensure a continued and sustainable inland transportation service for our customers.
We will, of course, keep monitoring the situation on a country-by-country basis and make the necessary changes as market circumstances dictate. When energy prices return to previous levels, the surcharge will be withdrawn.
Surcharge codes will be presented on invoices as “EEE” (Emergency Inland Energy Surcharge Export) and “EEI” (Emergency Inland Energy Surcharge Import).
We appreciate your trust and loyalty in these challenging times and look forward to continuing to assist you on all matters pertaining to your logistical needs.
Should you have any further questions, please contact your local Sealandmaersk professional. Our customer service and commercial teams are always available to support should you need assistance.