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Peak Season Surcharge

2018-08-23

Crowley Caribbean Services – Crowley Logistics -Crowley Caribbean Logistics – Announces a temporary Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) to be effective September 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

A temporary PSS will be effective September 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019 on cargo southbound from the United States to the Caribbean, Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, and from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Caribbean, Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands as depicted below.  Destinations include Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St Bart’s, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Lucia, St. Maarten, St Vincent, Suriname, Tortola, Trinidad, St Croix, St Thomas, St John US VI, Tortola and Virgin Gorda.  

A significantly higher demand for liner transportation is projected during this peak season time period which results in a shortage of containers and vessel space availability for exports from the United States & Puerto Rico on cargo destined to the Caribbean. This surcharge will enable carriers to recover the higher costs resulting from the increased volumes including equipment positioning, on hiring of additional equipment to cover the increased volume, labor overtime and port congestion. This surcharge will be applicable to all open tariff and service contract rates, and will be assessed as follows:

From the United States to the Caribbean, Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands

From the United States to Grand Cayman

From San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Caribbean (including Grand Cayman)

Inter-port PSS (Excludes Northern & Southern Zones; Dominican Republic and Haiti)