Other Surcharges & Accessorials

Brokerage Charges:

ACL’s Freight Forwarding Commission for exports from North America as follows:

U.S. Origin U.S. Port of Load$9 per container$22 per container
20′ *40’*
U.S. Origin via Canadian Port$10 per container$15 per container
20′ *40’*Reefer
Canadian Origin via Canadian Port$10 per container$15 per container$75 per container
*Valid on all container types except reefers as noted.

Freight Forwarding Commissions is assessed on a monthly basis payable on the last day of each month.

Non-Containerizable Cargo from USEC to Continental Ports where applicable, Freight Forwarders Compensation payable on non-containerizable cargo moving to Continental ports will be:

2% of the port-to-port rate

Canadian Rail – Updating of Shipment Details:

ACL routinely invoices correction fees to parties needing to modify their shipment details for cargo moving via rail through the port of Halifax, NS, Canada, Minor changes, such as weight, piece counts, and plan numbers will be assessed at USD 100.00 per update. More notable charges to the paperwork, such as updates relating to name changes, addition of consignees and route changes, will attract a higher fee of USD 185.00. Cancellation of rail service will be invoiced at USD 250.00 . The above fees recoup the direct charges billed to the Carrier from the railroad, and offset internal administrative costs involved in coordinating these updates on a timely basis.

Congestion Surcharge:

Barge via Rotterdam and Antwerp
to Ports/Points in GermanyPer Cont*USD303040
*Charged on a per container basis

Congestion Surcharge

All cargo moving on a Carriers Haulage basis over the Chicago, Il ramp to/from East Coast ports of North America will be subject to a congestion surcharge of $0 per container. Carriers Haulage moves that begin or end at the Chicago ramp will not be subject to the surcharge.

All cargo moving on a Carriers Haulage basis over the Detroit ramp to/from East Coast ports of North America will be subject to a congestion surcharge of $0 Per container. Carriers Haulage moves that begin or end at the Detroit ramp will not be subject to the surcharge.

All cargo moving on a Carriers Haulage basis over the St. Paul ramp to/from the door will be subject to a congestion surcharge of $150.00 per container. Carrier Haulage moves that begin or end at the St. Paul ramp will not be subject to the surcharge.

Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF):

0% remains unchanged

Detention at Rail Ramps:

In the event that Terminal and/or Rail charges and/or storage cost are incurred with respect to cargo being transported by the Carrier in the US or Europe, on a carrier haulage basis any such demurrage charges and/or storage cost shall be for the account of the cargo. In addition to any charges that may be assessed by the the US Rail Carriers the line will also assess a rail detention charge that will be assessed at $50.00 Per container per day. In addition to the rail detention the Carrier will also bill an Admin Fee of $75.00 per bill of lading for charges totaling less than $125.00. And $125.00 for charges totaling over $125.00

European Documentation Fees:

United Kingdom40 GBP (from 30 GBP)40 GBP (from 30 GBP)
Continent40 EUR (from 30 EUR)40 EUR (from 30 EUR)
Sweden550 SEK (from SEK 490)550 SEK (from SEK 490)

Genset Fee, Merchant Haulage:

In the United States or Europe, under merchant haulage, reefers requiring a genset, will be assessed a fee of $150.For full details, please see our Tariff ACLU-068.

Heavy Good Vehicle Direct Vision Regulations Surcharge – Greater London:

All direct and indirect costs associated with Greater London’s Direct Vision-HGVS regulations, scheduled for implementation March 1st    2021,  or at any future point, will be for the account of the cargo. This is applicable to through rates as well as multifactor rates. Pursuant to this initiative, with reasonable notice, the shipper may choose to not accept the carrier’s revised rates, or additional charges, and where applicable, dispense with the carrier’s haulage services.

Effective March 20, 2021, a surcharge of 50 GBP will be assessed on all single factor and multi factor through rates filed in confidential service contracts. Single factor rates filed in the rate tariffs (ACLU-070, 073.) This surcharge is only applicable on the inlands effected by the Greater London Direct Vision HGVS Regulations.

Import LO/LO Charge – United Kingdom:

ACL’s Lo/Lo charge will be increased to GBP 65 per container. This surcharge will be applied on import loads from the ports of Halifax, Canada and all United States ports.

Penalty & Admin Charge – for Placarding Hazardous Shipments:

ACL is required to correct hazardous placards/stencils on behalf of the Shipper, a Penalty and Administration Charge of $300 will be applied. The aforementioned charge will be assessed in addition to all third party costs.

Penalty & Admin Charge – for Misdeclared Hazardous Shipments:

Shipper shall further be assessed a $250.00 per shipment/per incident penalty for failure to properly offer and/or correctly declare hazardous materials/dangerous goods if such shipments load to a vessel prior to discovery and notification to the Carrier of the material or Emergency Response Information.

The above penalty fee applies to shipments where Shipper increases or decreases weights and/or piece counts; amends descriptions, packaging and is also applicable when cargo declaration is changed from hazardous classification to non-hazardous after the cargo is laden on board.

If Shipper or Shipper’s agent, fail to declare all hazardous materials/dangerous goods prior to being laden on board or make changes to the hazardous classification or add additional hazardous classified cargo after the cargo is laden and/or the vessel has sailed the port of load they will be subject to a penalty of $2,000.00 per shipment. In addition to the penalty, Shipper will be liable and responsible for all costs and consequences related to violations, fines, damages, incidents, claims and corrective measures. Shipper shall further indemnify Carrier of any liability, claim or costs of any kind incurred by Carrier as a result of Shipper’s failure to comply with applicable governmental regulations or requirements concerning shipment of hazardous materials/dangerous goods. 

Pick-up/Drop-off Charges

Rule 2, Sub-Rule U-MH, with the Carrier’s approval, empty equipment may be picked-up/dropped-off by the merchant at the following Places of Interchange (POI) and against the undernoted charges:

Eastbound Drop-Off Fee:

CountryDrop-Off Location2040′
Czech RepublicPragueService not available.€20
Czech RepublicZlinService not available.€20

Westbound Pick-Up Fee:

CountryPick-Up Location20’/40′CurrencyMarAprMay
GermanyBremen Per 20′EUR0110110
GermanyBremen Per 40′EUR07575
GermanyNeussPer 20′EUR07575
GermanyNeussPer 40”EUR0120120
GermanyDuisburgPer 20′EUR07575
GermanyDuisburgPer 40′EUR0120120
GermanyBonnPer 20′EUR0150150
GermanyBonnPer 40′EUR07575
GermanyFrankenbach/MainzPer 20′EUR07575
GermanyFrankenbach/MainzPer 40′EUR0179170
GermanyLudwigshafenPer 20′EUR07575
GermanyLudwigshafenPer 40′EUR0225225
GermanyGermersheim Per 20′EUR0145145
GermanyGermersheimPer 40′EUR0260260
GermanyKarlsruhePer 20′EUR75145145
GermanyKarlsruhePer 40′EUR125260260
SwitzerlandBaselPer 20′EUR75105105
SwitzerlandBaselPer 40′EUR95220220
FranceStrasbourgPer 20′EUR170190190
FranceStrasbourgPer 40′EUR75290290
FranceLyon/VenissieuxPer 20′EUR75175175
FranceLyon/VenissieuxPer 40′EUR75235235
FranceGennevilliersPer 20′EUR07575
FranceGennevilliersPer 40′EUR07575

Security Fee, Westbound:

Atlantic Container Line is required to perform multiple filings on behalf of a shipper to the USC or CBSA, the below level will be assessed. The amount will also be invoiced for filing the Master Bill in addition to the associated splits and NVO house bills.

  • $50.00 Per Filing

Tank Endorsed Driver Container:

In the United States, any container which contains liquids totaling or exceeding 1,000 gallons, or that carry multiple tanks of 119 gallons or more, that exceed 1,000 gallons, require the use of a Tank Endorsed Driver and will be subject to a surcharge of $200.00 per shipment.

Ultra Low Sulfur Surcharge (ULS):

The Eastbound and Westbound Ultra Low Sulfur Surcharge is applicable only on cargo sailing against confidential Service Contracts, which specifically state subject to ULS.

U.S. – West Africa (BAF):

ACL’s BAF for the West African Direct Service and West African Transshipment service: $345 per 20ft and $690 per 40ft.