CMA CGM Imposes Fresh Surcharge On West Africa-bound Cargoes    

Few days after it slammed congestion charges on cargoes destined for Lagos ports, international shipping line; CMA CGM has again imposed what it called ‘overweight surcharge, this time on all cargoes destined for   all West African ports.

In a statement issued yesterday and sent tone of our correspondents, the shipping line said that, effective from October 22, 2018, consignments from Asia and India to Africa will attract additional 

However, the shipping line which is still battling with criticisms from Nigerians over the charges it introduced last week, insisted that ‘overweight surcharge’ is in the company’s “continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient service”.

It specifically explained that the new surcharge is for cargoes destined for Western African nations of Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Togo.

It also added that the sanction applies to Namibia in Southern Africa:

Such cargoes are expected to attract a surcharge of  USD 300 per 20foot container with a gross weight above 17 tons.