GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

CHICAGO, Oct 26 (FAM) – Member shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are recommending a general tariff rate increase be filed in the amount of $600 per FEU for shipments moving from Asia to the U.S., effective December 1, 2016.

TSA has also finalized its service contract program, which will focus on revenue improvement. For all 2017-18 service contracts, most of which take effect on May 1, TSA lines are recommending minimum rates of $1,900 per FEU to the West Coast, $2,900 per FEU to the East and Gulf Coasts, and $3,900 per FEU for intermodal moves to key Chicago-area inland point destinations.