Stockwell International News Alert 9th August 2021

Patrick Weight Amendment Fee for Containers

In January 2021 Patrick Terminals introduced a weight amendment fee (Pondus Fee) for import containers in Brisbane. Stockwell International advised clients in a news alert, you can read here.

Patrick has announced the Pondus Fee will commence at Patrick Terminals, Melbourne on 4 October 2021.

Sydney and Fremantle are yet to be announced.

A Weight Amendment Fee of AUD 230.00 per container plus GST will apply to all containers determined by the Pondus Stand to have a weight variance of greater than +/- one metric tonne within the documented weight (VGM).

LCL Cartage Booking Fee

Stockwell International wish to advise the implementation of a LCL Cartage Booking Fee effective August 16, 2021.

LCL depots in all States are now applying this new charge to streamline document management and provide faster and more reliable truck turnaround times to reduce the lengthy queues we currently experience.  As this is a direct cost to our operation, unfortunately we need to pass this charge on.

This new fee of $25.00 (subject to GST) will be applied on all LCL pickups and deliveries.

UK Driver Shortage

Stockwell International has been notified of UK’s severe shortage of HGV drivers “It is estimated that we are around 70,000-100,000 drivers short of current demand”.

With many drivers retiring and a shortage of the next generation wanting to go into the industry coupled with Eastern European drivers returning home after Brexit, the country has found itself in crisis. 

Due to this it is costing companies more to keep drivers on, Stockwells is preparing for what could possibly affect rates.

Stockwell International will update customers accordingly. 

General Rate Increases, Peak Season Surcharge & Congestion Surcharge 

General Rate Increases:

Stockwell International has received notice that there have been global FCL and LCL general rate increases.  For specific countries and amounts please contact us directly.

1st July 2021
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Australia and New Zealand
Amount: USD $500/TEU and USD $1000/FEU

1th August 2021
North East Asia to Australia 
Amount: FCL USD $750
LCL USD $30.00 per W/M or Minimum


1st August 2021
USA, Canada and Mexico to Australia and New Zealand
Amount: USD $200/TEU  

1st August 2021
All North American CFS Australia, Brisbane & Fremantle
Amount: USD $8 w/m

1st August 2021
All North American CFS Australia, Melbourne & Sydney
Amount: USD $2 w/m

1st August 2021 
Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Memphis, Miami, Norfolk, New York, Philadelphia, San Juan New Zealand, Auckland & Wellington
Amount: USD $8 w/m

1st August 2021
South Africa to Australia and New Zealand
Amount: FCL USD $250/TEU  

1st September 2021
USA to Australia and New Zealand
Amount: USD $1000 per reefer TEU

1st September 2021
Latin America to Australia and New Zealand
Amount: USD $200 per reefer TEU

Peak Season Surcharge:

1st August 2021
China, Macau and Hong Kong to Australia
FCL USD $500/TEU and USD $1000/FEU

1st September 2021
Taiwan to Australia
FCL USD $500/TEU and USD $1000/FEU

1st September 2021
Auckland, via Auckland to Australia
Amount: USD $5 w/m

Peak Season Surcharge:

22nd July 2021
Australia and New Zealand to Fuzhou 
FCL USD $1500 per reefer container

16 August 2021
China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Amount: USD $750 per 20′ standard container USD $1,500 per 40′ standard and high cube container

15 August 2021
North Asia to Australia
Amount: USD $30 w/m

Congestion Surcharge:

1 August 2021
All US origins to all destinations
LCL USD $10 w/m 

29 August 2021
Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland to all destinations
LCL USD $20 w/m 

1 August 2021
All origins to all US destinations
LCL USD $10 w/m 

1 August 2021
All origins to and via Los Angeles 
LCL USD $12 w/m 

29 August 2021
All origins to and via Chicago
LCL USD $20 w/m 

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