Date: 18th November 2019
SUBJECT: IRAQ – Port Situation Update and Emergency Cost Recovery Surcharge effective 11 November 2019
With reference to continued updates from our Iraq field office, the nationwide protests and demonstrations in Iraq have resumed again and Ports / Terminal operations are turned on and off since 25 October 2019.
Port operations has been suspended since last night at North and South Port with blocking of roads; seriously impacting the terminal / gate activities and vessel schedule. All operations including discharging / loading of containers as well as picking up and clearance of containers from the port is being delayed. Feeder schedule to and from transshipment port is also critically affected.
Resulting from adverse circumstances beyond carriers’ control and the additional costs caused by operations suspension, feeder schedule delay and long idling at transshipment port, we have implemented the Emergency Cost Recovery Surcharge per below for maintaining our service.
EMERGENCY COST RECOVERY SURCHARGE (ECR) for all shipments to IRAQ
Scope: All shipments to Iraq ports
Quantum: USD 50 /100 per 20’/40’
Effective date: With effective from 11th November 2019 (Port of Discharge date in Iraq)
Payment Term: Under Collect in Iraq
We regret this force majeure situation and the additional cost which is out of our control. We will stay close to the development and keep you updated of the status. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact our local office and Customer Service Representatives for details.
Customer Service Management
Emirates Shipping Line