Hapag-Lloyd increases war risk surcharge on Libya

The current unrest in Libyan ports makes Hapag-Lloyd raise the carrier's war risk surcharge on imports to the country.

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The situation in Libya has now become so serious that German Hapag-Lloyd is raising its war risk surcharge on all imports to Libyan ports, says the carrier in a notice to its customers.

Several tanker vessels have been attacked in Libyan ports during the past few weeks, and this impacts local operations in Libya, a region that is already accustomed to operating under difficult conditions. In this light, starting Thursday it will cost an additional USD 180 per teu or EUR 161 per feu to import goods to the country, says Hapag-Lloyd.

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