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US container storage charges set to rise

Shipping company Maersk has announced that storage costs for both import and export containers will attract a flat rate of US$50 per container every day. The daily charge will be implemented on 26 November on pre-pulled containers from the terminal yard to the inland storage yard, which will avoid container storage. A company spokesperson said: “This is in conjunction with the pre-pull and store door products offered and applicable for dry cargo only.”

An increase in surcharges for pre- pull of cargo requested by the shipper from the marine terminal to an inland container yard. The pre-pull charges are designed to avoid costly marine and rail terminal storage charges.

Maersk announced that the following charges would apply from 1 November for dry containers of all sizes:

  • South Atlantic: US$275
  • Miami: US$360
  • Northeast: US$300
  • Midwest: US$275
  • Pacific Southwest: US$290
  • Gulf: US$290

Maersk said that requests for pre- pull must be submitted in writing to and


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