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Ocean Freight Container Ship

Container Imbalance Surchargefor exports & imports from/to USA

We’ve observed continuous heavy imbalances between imports and exports that are caused by the ongoing blank sailing programs.

Carriers are suffering huge additional costs to relocate empty boxes from inland and destination points.

Unfortunately, based on our market knowledge, we expect that this situation and trend will continue in all trades.

As a cost recovery measure, Schenker is implementing a Container Imbalance Surcharge for all shipments destined to and/or from the US with details as below:


DB Schenker Announcement - June 15 2020 Container Imbalance Surcharge from to US