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January 28, 2021 Marketing

EMERGENCY PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE

EMERGENCY PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE
AAL Asia – Australia East-Coast & West-Coast Liner Services

Dear Customers,
As you may already know, waiting times for berthing vessels in many Chinese ports has increased exponentially in recent weeks. Until such time that these charges return to more sustainable levels, we are introducing an ‘Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge’ (EPCS) to mitigate the rising cost of calls at the ports concerned.

This surcharge will take immediate effect and will be applied to all new and existing bookings from Xingang/Tianjin and Shanghai.
• Breakbulk: USD 3.50/RT
• Containers: USD 125.00/TEU
USD 250.00/FEU+

The first vessels with the EPCS will be:
• Australia East-Coast: AAL NEWCASTLE v.21002 (ETA TXG 5/Feb)
• Australia West-Coast: AAL DAMPIER v.21002 (ETA SHA 3/Feb)
We are monitoring the situation closely and will revise the EPCS accordingly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your understanding.

Regards,
AAL Management Team