Paraguay – Congestion Surcharge

Dear valued Customer,

Recent increase in costs for transportation of cargo into Paraguay is causing significant constraints on supply chains. Over past weeks we have done our outmost to deliver your cargo whilst managing the current situation as best as possible. However, still we are experiencing a significant increase in overall operational costs.

To enable us to continue to connect your supply chain, Hamburg Süd wishes to advise our customers that we will be implementing a Congestion Surcharge. The congestion fee will be applicable to all Export and Import containers with origin or destination Paraguay as from September 1st, 2021; loading date at Paraguayan ports (Exports) or last transshipment port (Imports) -Montevideo, UY or Buenos Aires, AR-; as per the following detail:

1. In case of non-FMC: loaded or received for shipment on vessels with ETD 19th Aug 2021

2. In case of FMC and Colombia: loaded or received for shipment on vessels with ETD 1st September 2021

Origin Destination Container size/type Charge basis Currency Value
World Paraguay 20' per-container USD 150
World Paraguay 40' per-container USD 200
Paraguay World 20' per-container USD 150
Paraguay World 40' per-container USD 200

We are monitoring the situation and depending on the development we will determine if further measures need to be taken.

We want to thank you for your business and look forward to continuously serving your transportation needs. If you require more information, please contact your local sales manager or any of our customer service advisors.

With kind regards,
Hamburg Süd