CSA ups U.S. security charges
The members of the Caribbean Shipowners Association have called for an increase in U.S. security charges due to security measures implemented throughout the Caribbean in the past few years, the group announced Monday.
The increase, which will go into effect May 4, will impact member carriers CMA CGM, Crowley, Hybur, King Ocean, Seaboard, SeaFreight, Tropical, U.S. Lines and ZIM.
Rates will increase $35 per TEU; $70 per FEU; $79 for containers larger than 40 feet; $31 for vehicles up to 700 cubic feet; $1.65 w/m (40 cubic feet or 2,000 pounds) for vehicles exceeding 700 cubic feet and breakbulk LCL; $.04/cubic foot for LCL (1 cubic foot); and $.08/centum weight for LCL (100 pounds).
Islands that are affected are Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Tortola, Trinidad and Virgin Gorda.