Please see below an announcement made by MSC to all customers:

Dear customer,

Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd. would like to advise our customers that effective Saturday 1st December 2018 until further notice, and following validities of MSC’s Freight All Kind (FAK) rates, MSC will be applying a Fuel Adjustment Contribution (FAD) for shipments from the Far East to the UK/NWC.

FUEL ADJUSTMENT CONTRIBUTION LEVELS:

20’ DV – 100 USD

40 DV/HC – 200 USD

Please note that this surcharge is an additional charge and that all other charges listed in our EU Price Announcements still apply and remain unchanged. For your reference, we have inserted below a relevant extract of our latest relevant EU Price Announcements:

  • FAK Rates above are inclusive of Base Rate (i.e. Ocean Freight Rate), Suez Canal Surcharges (SCS), Bunker Surcharge (BUC), Piracy Risk Surcharges (PRS) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS).
  • These FAK rates above are subject to an ECA of 15 USD per TEU • Local and contingency charges may also apply, for further inform
  • Port pairs that are not listed above may also be subject to an Emergency Bunker Surcharge. Please contact your MSC local agent for queries related to port pairs not included in this Price Announcement.
  • MSC Agencies’ standard terms and conditions apply including MSC’s standard Bill of Lading, see https://www.msc.com/gbr/contract-of-carriage. Unless otherwise specified on MSC agencies’ standard terms and conditions, MSC shall allow 3 days’ free time to collect and return the container.