Intermodal Door Delivery Charge effective December 1st, 2014

An Intermodal Door Delivery Charge for all import door delivery  shipments to the United States of America has been announced by a major global ocean carrier.  The carrier advised that effective December 1st 2014 all door delivery shipments to the USA shall be subject to an Intermodal Door Delivery Surcharge of USD 90 per 20’ Dry/Reefer container  and USD 100 per 40’/40’HQ/45’ Dry/Reefer container.

The implemented surcharge is due to unexpected increases in the cost of inland transport and door delivery in recent months, including extensive port congestion, truck driver shortages, sharply increased rail volumes with increasing limitations on rail shipments, extreme weather as well as increased inland carriage costs. Although this announcement is from a single carrier, due to rising costs other carriers may also implement surcharges.

Please be guided accordingly. If you have any questions please contact RCL Agencies at or at 973-779-5900.