Genset Charge – United States Import Refrigerated Cargo

(Morristown, NJ)…Further to our Advisory dated December 5, 2019, Hamburg Süd will expand the implementation of the Genset Charge of USD 200 per container on all import operating refrigerated containers for delivery on a port bill of lading (CY delivery) where we provide a genset. An exception will be provided for the port of Philadelphia.

The effective date of the Genset Charge is October 1, 2020 (based on origin cargo receipt).

Customers that elect not to use a genset, provide their own genset, or move on a “door bill of lading” will not be subject to the charge. Also refrigerated cargo under “cold treatment” will not be subject to this charge.

Customers not using a genset will particularly benefit through faster terminal turn-times.

If you wish to move a specific shipment without a genset, please contact our Customer Service team at the below numbers.

Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions that you may have.