Major steamship lines have postponed the scheduled December 1, 2016, General Rate Increase (GRI), and instead will look to implement the rate change on December 15th. Early indications are that the December 15th rate increase would be minimal, with rates fluctuating between $200 – $500 depending on container size and carriers’ surcharges.
Observed rates are as follows:
GRI for shipments to all US/Canadian destinations – December 15, 2016:
20′ Standard Containers: USD $200
40′ Standard Containers: USD $400
40′ High-Cube Containers: USD $400
45′ Standard Containers: USD $500
LCL: USD $5 per CBM
Deringer will continue to monitor and report on carriers’ surcharges and upcoming rate increases. Please send an email to Deringer’s Marketing Department with any questions.