We will begin assessing a temporary Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) from September 22, 2019 until January 5, 2020, on cargo southbound from the U.S to the Caribbean, U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, and from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Caribbean, Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands as outlined in the charts below. Destinations affected include Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Grand Cayman, 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, Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
Based on historic data, a significantly higher demand for ocean cargo transportation is projected during this peak season time period resulting in a shortage of containers and vessel space availability for exports within these lanes. This surcharge will allow for the partial recovery of higher costs associated with 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, U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands (Southbound Cargo only)
From the United States to Grand Cayman
From San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Caribbean (including Grand Cayman)
Interport PSS (Excludes Northern & Southern Zones; Dominican Republic and Haiti)