Maersk unveils new charging structure

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Maersk unveils new charging structure

Company will set its own terminal handling charges in Europe, with plans to extend the scheme to other parts of the world

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Shipping giant Maersk Line has announced it has established its own levels for terminal handling charges (THC) in Europe, with plans to extend the scheme to the rest of the world in due course.

The company said it was taking the step of introducing its own THCs, effective 18 October 2008, in order to make it easy for customers to do business with Maersk Line.

"We will commence the work of establishing THCs for the rest of the world and we expect to implement these within the coming months," the company confirmed.

According to a Maersk spokesperson, the company's customers will benefit from the new structure because the THCs for a given port will apply to all trades and will be valid for both import and export cargo.

"As a result, we will reduce the number of THCs, giving our customers a better overview of the charges that apply to their shipments," the spokesperson said.

The new THCs will be reviewed once a year, the company said, and will reflect the group's current cost levels. "We are introducing fair charges that reflect expenses related to terminal handling," the spokesperson added.


» Overview of Maersk Line THC levels for Europe


 

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