Container giants trim service fees in China

At the request of Beijing, 11 container shipping companies have scaled back charges for certain services, including telex and the clearance of goods. According to the authorities it will reintroduce a "reasonable level" of service fees.

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Maersk Line and CMA CGM are just the latest in a series of container shipping carriers to have removed several of costs and fees from their China services, in response to a request from the Chinese authorities, reports Lloyd's List.

Specifically, the carriers are cutting service fees for documentation, telex services and customs declarations, according to China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC).

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