Samskip implements Brexit surcharge

The Icelandic container carrier expects customer demand for having goods shipped to the UK will increase in the coming months ahead of the country's withdrawal from the EU. The liner company is implementing a Brexit surcharge in order to be able to keep up with the higher demand.

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The prospect of the UK leaving the EU in late March will put Icelandic container carrier Samskip's routes to British ports under pressure, for which reason the liner company will implement a Brexit surcharge on its customers.

Samskip names the fee Pre-Brexit Peak Volume Surcharge. For the months of February and March, the fee will apply to shipped freight that per customer exceeds customers' weekly average from 2018. The price of the surcharge is EUR 243 per load, Samskip informs.

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