TSA FUEL SURCHARGE: The 14 members of an alliance of ocean carriers who bring goods from Asia to the U.S. said they plan to impose fuel surcharges on container shipments beginning July 1, as a result of rising fuel costs at U.S. and Asian ports. The Oakland-based Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, which describes itself as “a voluntary discussion and research forum,” said in a statement last week that new fuel surcharges will range from $105 for a 20-foot container to $180 for a 45-foot container. There will be an additional charge of $3 per ton of merchandise shipped.
This story first appeared in the June 18, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.