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SURCHARGES & ACCESSORIALS

ULTRA LOW SULFUR SURCHARGE (ULS):

Effective January 1, 2015, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships ( MARPOL) Annex VI requires that carriers further limit their sulfur emissions within European and North American coastal waters. With these new regulations, ACL will assess the following Ultra-Low Sulfur Surcharges:

To/From North American, UK, Continental & Irish Ports:

July 2018 August 2018
$45.00 per 20ft container $45.00 per 20ft container
$90.00 per 40ft container $90.00 per 40ft container
$120.00 per 42ft flatbed $120.00 per 42ft flatbed
2.50 per linear ft, extendable trailers 2.50 per linear ft, extendable trailers
7% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each. 7% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each.
$25.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks $25.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks

To/From North American and Scan/Baltic range Ports:

July 2018 August 2018
$75.00 per 20ft container $75.00 per 20ft container
$150.00 per 40ft container $150.00 per 40ft container
$180.00 per 42ft flatbed $180.00 per 42ft flatbed
4.00 per linear ft, extendable trailers 4.00 per linear ft, extendable trailers
8% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each. 8% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each.
$25.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks $25.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks

To/From North American Ports and Halifax:

July 2018 August 2018
$25.00 per 20ft container $25.00 per 20ft container
$50.00 per 40ft container $50.00 per 40ft container
$50.00 per 42ft flatbed $50.00 per 42ft flatbed
1.25 per linear ft, extendable trailers 1.25 per linear ft, extendable trailers
7% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each. 7% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each.
$25.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks $25.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks

European Short Sea:

July 2018 August 2018
Eur 50.00 per 20ft container Eur 50.00 per 20ft container
Eur 100.00 per 40ft container Eur 100.00 per 40ft container
4% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each. 4% of the net ocean on pier/pier Ro/Ro cargoes, rated on the basis of WM, W, CBM, lump sum, per unit, or each.
Eur 50.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks Eur 50.00 per Car moving on RORO Decks

The above will be assessed on all tariff cargo, and where applicable, service contract shipments. For full details and charges please visit our tariff.

INTERNATIONAL SHIP & PORT FACILITY CODE (ISPS), Eastbound & Westbound:

Effective July 1, 2014, ACL will implement a Security Fee to help defray costs associated with compliance to the International Ship & Port Facility Code. This "ISPS Security Fee" will be applicable on all cargo Eastbound and Westbound:

  • Containerized Cargo: $20 per container

  • RORO/Breakbulk Cargo: $50 per shipment
  • CONTAINER SERVICE CHARGE (CSC), Europe:

    Effective May 1, 2014, CSC will be assessed at $240 per container. Where applicable, this charge will be applied against all North American import and European export containers moving via ACL's European base ports and out ports.

    TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGES(THC), U.S. Ports & Halifax, NS, Canada:

    Effective May 1, 2014, THC will be assessed at $510 per container. Where applicable, this charge will be applied on all North American export and European import containers moving via ACL's U.S. base ports and Halifax, NS, Canada. these adjustments are necessary due to increased operating costs at our European and North American Terminals. Current surcharges, at $225 and $480 respectively, have been in place and unchanged since ACL became an independent over a decade ago. For full details please see our Tariff ACLU-068.

    FREE TIME AND PER DIEM FOR USE OF ACL EQUIPMENT

    Effective August 15, 2017, Atlantic Container Line will ammend the free time and per diem levels of the use of ACL equipment in Canada and the United States. The table below lists the new per diem rates and free time by equipment type:

    Import Free Time * Charge Per Calendar Day
    Standard/Dry/Open Top/Flat Rack 4 business days $140.00
    Refrigerated 2 business days $375.00
    Flatbed 5 business days $140.00
    Export Free Time Charge Per Calendar Day
    Standard/Dry/Open Top/Flat Rack 7 business days $140.00
    Refrigerated 2 business days $375.00
    Flatbed 5 business days $140.00

    *Free time begins to accrue the day after the equipment is interchanged in or out of the depot, railyard or ocean terminal.

    FREE TIME & DEMURRAGE - North American Imports (U.S., Canada & U.S. Midwest ) into the United Kingdom:

    From April 2014, ACL will be harmonizing Free Time and Demurrage conditions for all North American imports arriving at the ports of Liverpool and Southampton. This restructuring most significantly impacts shipments from Halifax, as going forward their free time windows and billing will be aligned with the more restrictive U.S. terms. Under the new standards:

    • All dry van equipment will now be restricted to 3 free days (business) on the terminal. Thereafter 20' units will be assessed a per diem rate of GBP 25.00 and 40' units GBP 40.00.
    • Free time for all Reefer Containers will be now be restricted to 2 days (business) thereafter a flat demurrage charge of GBP100.00 will be assessed.
    • Shipper-owned tank containers will be granted 5 free days (business) only.

    For full details please see our Tariff ACLU-068

    IMPORT LO/LO CHARGE-United Kingdom:

    Effective July 1, 2013, ACL's Lo/Lo charge will be increased from GBP 34.00 to GBP 49.00 per container. In addition, this surcharge will also be applied on import loads from the ports of Halifax, Canada and Houston, TX, USA.

    CANADIAN RAIL - Updating of Shipment Details:

    Please be aware that ACL is now routinely invoicing correction fees to parties needing to modify their shipment details for cargo moving via rail through the port of Halifax, NS, Canada, Minor changes, such as weight, piece counts, and plan numbers will be assessed at USD 100.00 per update. More notable charges to the paperwork, such as updates relating to name changes, addition of consignees and route changes, will attract a higher fee of USD 185.00. Cancellation of rail service will be invoiced at USD 250.00 . The above fees recoup the direct charges billed to the Carrier from the railroad, and offset internal administrative costs involved in coordinating these updates on a timely basis.

    BUNKER ADJUSTMENT FACTOR (BAF): To/From Europe, Halifax & U.S. Port, effective January 1, 2018 BAF will be filed on a quarterly basis:

    2Q 2018 3Q 2018
    $205.00 per 20ft container $205.00 per 20ft container
    $410.00 per 40ft container $410.00 per 40ft container
    WM % 5.00 non-containerized cargo WM % 10.00 non-containerized cargo

    SUPPLEMENTAL BUNKER SURCHARAGE (SBS):

    In order to supplement limited and insufficient revenues being generated from our existing bunker mechanisms, effective July 1st 2018, ACL will be implementing the below surcharge. Unless otherwise specified, all rates between Halifax, Canada and the United States and European Ports, are to be assessed the following:

    Between US Ports, Halifax, CA and all other European Ports Between US Ports, Halifax, CA and Swedish/Danish/Finnish/Norwegian Ports
    $45.00 per 20ft container $65.00 per 20ft container
    $90.00 per 40ft container $130.00 per 40ft container

    The above charge is in addition to any current Bunker Adjustment Factor filed in this tariff or in service contracts. Please note our upcoming BAF will be held at its current level of $ 205.00 per TEU. Accordingly, this limits our BAF paying customers to an increase of $ 45.00 per TEU via the SBS. This is in lieu of the scheduled increase in BAF.

    NORTH AMERICAN INLAND FUEL SURCHARGES (USIFS & CIFS):

    July 2018 August 2018
    USIFS 26.00% USIFS 27.00%
    CIFS 32.00% CIFS 34.00%

    EUROPEAN FUEL CRISIS SURCHARGE(EFCS) Truck Mode Only:

    July 2018 August 2018
    UK & Eire 17.00% 17.00%
    Continent 16.00% 16.00%
    Sweden 24.00% 26.00%
    Denmark 20.00% 20.00%
    Finland 17.00% 19.00%

    FUEL ADJUSTMENT FACTOR (FAF) Barge & Barge/Truck:

    July 2018 August 2018
    France, Germany Switzerland 23.75% 26.25%

    For other European countries, please see our on-line tariff, accessible via this website.

    U.S. - West Africa (BAF):

    ACL's BAF for the West African Direct Service and West African Transshipment service: $285 per 20ft and $570 per 40ft.

    OTHER:

    EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION FEES, Increase from September 1, 2017

    ACL Export ACL Import
    United Kingdom 30 GBP (from 25 GBP) 30 GBP (from 25 GBP)
    Continent 30 EUR (from 25 EUR) 30 EUR (from 25 EUR)
    Sweden 490 SEK (no change) 490 SEK (no change)

    BARGE TERMINAL CONGESTION SURCHARGE:

    Effective August 15, 2017 a Barge Terminal Congestion Surcharge is applicable to import and export cargo on all cargo moving on Carriers multi-factor through bill of ladings via Barge, Barge/Truck, Truck/Barge service through the ports of Antwerp & Rotterdam:

  • $30 USD Per Container

  • WESTBOUND SECURITY FEE - Increase February 2012:

    Effective February 1, 2012, where Atlantic Container Line is required to perform multiple filings on behalf of a shipper to the USC or CBSA, the below level will be assessed. The amount will also be invoiced for filing the Master Bill in addition to the associated splits and NVO house bills.

    $35.00 per filing

    BROKERAGE CHARGES:

    Containerized Cargo moving Crossborder where applicable, brokerage payable on containerized U.S. cargo moving via Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, will be:

    $15 per 20ft Container
    $25 per 40ft Container

    Non-Containerizable Cargo from USEC to Continental Ports where applicable, Freight Forwarders Compensation payable on non-containerizable cargo moving to Continental ports will be:

    2% of the port-to-port rate

    CURRENCY ADJUSTMENT FACTOR(CAF):

    0% remains unchanged

    PENALTY & ADMIN CHARGE - for Placarding Hazardous Shipments:

    Effective November 1, 2010, where ACL is required to correct hazardous placards/stencils on behalf of the Shipper, a Penalty and Administration Charge of $300 will be applied. The aforementioned charge will be assessed in addition to all third party costs.

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