Emergency Intermodal Charge - Trade Far East-U.S.

Due to the ongoing congestion situation at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, MSC will implement an Emergency Intermodal Charge (EIC) for dry cargo moving from Far East to U.S. and from U.S. to Far East.

As from 4 December (gate in date) until further notice, the EIC of USD 350 per dry container (20’, 40’, 40’HC)  will be charged on all U.S. inland point shipments with provision of carrier haulage, pre-carriage or on-carriage door service over port rail ramp location shown.

For Los Angeles and Long Beach, the EIC will be applied for carrier haulage, door service along with merchant haulage shipment where container drayage is needed to/from Los Angeles or Long Beach rail to/from Los Angeles terminal depot or Long Beach terminal depot. This charge will not apply to any carrier haulage moves where a Client Nominated Trucker (CNT) is used.

The Emergency Intermodal Charge will apply to the following locations where door moves (truck/rail) routed via any ocean container yard or rail ramp:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • St Louis, Missouri
  • St Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota

For further information, please contact your local MSC office.