Customer Advisory Rates Tariffs

Trans-Pacific Eastbound Market: Panama Canal Adjustment Factor

Following a historically low water level in 2019 that caused several draft restrictions on vessels crossing from Asia to U.S. East and Gulf Coast, the Panama Canal Authority has announced new fees and booking system to keep drafts manageable and ship transits reliable.

Please be informed that APL will be implementing a Panama Canal Adjustment Factor on our Asia-North America services - China AW Loop 1 (AW1), China AW Loop 2 (AW2), China AW Loop 4 (AW4), China AW Loop 5 (AW5) and Pacific Gulf 6 (PG6).

The Panama Canal Adjustment Factor, effective 1 April 2020, will apply on a general basis to tariff and service contracts for all commodities and all equipment types. This will be reviewed monthly. The scope is as follows:

Origin: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands (Guam and Mariana Islands), Papua New Guinea
Destination: Canada, USA
Port of Discharge: Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports

Equipment Type Currency 20' 40' 40'HC 45'HC
Dry/ Tank USD 15 30 30 30
Special Equipment - Open Top/ Flat Rack USD 15 30 - -
Refrigerated USD 15 30 30 -

Origin: Southeast Asia
Destination: Canada, USA
Port of Discharge: Miami FL, Tampa FL and Gulf Coast Ports

Equipment Type Currency 20' 40' 40'HC 45'HC
Dry/ Tank USD 15 30 30 30
Special Equipment - Open Top/ Flat Rack USD 15 30 - -
Refrigerated USD 15 30 30 -

Please contact your local APL representative if you need any assistance.

We thank you for your business and continued support.