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Forwarder fury as ocean carriers threaten premium UK haulage surcharges
14 Jul, 2021

Forwarders have said shipping lines looking to impose haulage surcharges for cancellations and amendments into the UK is a “cruel joke”, as trucking rates hit levels not seen in decades.

An MSC carrier advisory says that from 9 August it will impose fines of £125 ($173) for cancellations made two days prior to delivery date, rising to £250 for notice provided 12pm-3pm the day before delivery and maxing out to full haulage rates for any cancellations after 3pm.

And Maersk announced today it would also be revising its UK haulage rates, although it has yet to reveal the quantum it is scheduled to introduce on 15 August.

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