One of the largest container shipping companies in the world, MSC, announced today that the inherent cost of mitigating the threat of piracy, and rising insurance premiums, have forced them to add a “Piracy Risk Surcharge” to containers along east African trade routes.
The following are details on this surcharge:
In view of the above and to continue to assure the best protection to the cargo we have to increase the Piracy Risk Surcharge From/To South Africa To/From East Africa (Dar Es Salaam, Tanga, Zanzibar, Mombasa), Nacala, by USD 100 perTEU.
The new Piracy Risk Surcharge will be of USD 230 per TEU effective:
- MSC JASMINE voy ZE1204A etd Durban 05/02/12 (East Africa Trade)
- MSC RICKMERS voy ZN1204A etd Durban 05/02/12 (Nacala)
Further information can be obtained from your local MSC Agency Office