MSC sent out the following notice last week:
Dear Valued Clients,
This serves to advise that Congestion surcharge (CGS) with quantum and effective date as below for all shipments from South China Ports, Hong Kong origins to USA and Canada destinations:
Effective Date 1st September 2021 (Against Discharge Date in POD)
Attention: It’s a congestion surcharge payable as a local charge collected effective September 1 at destination and this is applicable to all kinds of cargo and all equipment types
Using this opportunity, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we could be of any assistance.
MSC (HK) Ltd.
As Agent for Mediterranean Shipping Co. S. A.
We fully anticipate other carriers will follow.