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Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd hit clients with highest war risk surcharges to date

Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are the latest liners to bring in war risk surcharges for cargoes heading in and out of the Arabian Gulf on the back of six tanker attacks in the region over the past two months.

Both carriers have slapped charges of $42 per teu – the highest recorded by Splash so far – for shipments bound for the Middle East.

CMA CGM has put in a place a $36 per teu surcharge, while MSC has put in a $40 per teu surcharge.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


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