Equipment Imbalance Surcharge - Trade from ScanBaltic to Canada and Mexico

Due to the strong demand of containers for European exports (20’, 40’, 40’HC), and consequent need of costly ad hoc inventory repositioning, MSC will implement an Equipment Imbalance Surcharge (EBS) for dry and reefer cargo moving from ScanBaltic to Canada and Mexico.

As from 15 February 2021 (B/L date) until further notice, the EBS will be charged:

  • Dry cargo including special equipment: USD 300/container
  • Reefers: USD 500/container

Any other elements of the price, as indicated in the last EU Price Announcements for the relevant trades published on, still apply and remain unchanged. Please consult MSC’s website or contact your local agent for any further information.