Woensdag 24 Augustus 2022

Introduction of Emergency Surcharge for the Western Ports as of 01.09.2022

In the past months, profound changes triggered by the war in the Ukraine, led to structural

changes in the market environment. A large number of inland waterway barges are sold to

Romania and irrespective of the Rhine water levels, the biggest part of the inland barges are

now used to supply coal to the power plants. All this leads to an extreme increase in our

procurement costs for inland container shipping. The rail costs for transports to the western

ports have also risen sharply due to the increased production and energy costs.


In order to be able to continue to provide you with our proven service and sufficient transport

capacities in the future, we will have to levy an emergency surcharge of EUR 26.00 per

transported container for all barge and rail combination transports from 1 September 2022.


The regulations apply to all bookings already made and future bookings until revoked. We

reserve the right to make adjustments at short notice in accordance with further developments.