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Safmarine Does U-Turn on Congestion Charge

Published Jan 7, 2015

Safmarine Does U-Turn on Congestion Charge 

On 30th January 2014 Safmarine announced a congestion surcharge for containers arriving in Aqaba Port, Jordan. Why just over a week later, on 7th January 2015 did they withdraw the charge? Safmarine has given the reason that the situation has improved at the port. Could commercial pressure have played a small part in this? Could the situation at the port have changed so dramatically in a week and if so were Safmarine premature in announcing a price hike? Whatever the reason it is good news for shippers sending FCL containers to Aqaba.

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