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Major shipping lines to cut surcharges in China

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced that it has received letters from a number of major shipping lines, including K Line, Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Evergreen, Wan Hai Lines, Yang Ming Lines and CSCL that they have taken measures to cut several shipping surcharges.

The shipping lines will cancel surcharges including document fee, port fee, telegraph cancellation fee and bill of lading custody fee, and simply many charging items through combinations.

In September, seven Chinese state departments released a public notice to further eliminate excessive shipping charges under a call from the State Council. The departments started investigations into liners, ports and logistics firms for unreasonable charges.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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