COSCO
 

COSCO SHIPPING Lines Announces:

- Change of Rule for the Submission of Cargo Declarations Data to China Customs(AFS/AFA) to all ports in China excluding Hong Kong and Macau in Tariff 203

- Cancellation of the General Rate Increase (GRI) for Refrigerated Cargo in Tariff 203

(Details for All Listed Below)

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Tariff: 203 - ASU(WB) USA To Asia/Oceania/Indian Sub-Continent/Middle East/Canada
Rule Number: 002-075
SUBMISSION OF CARGO DECLARATIONS DATA TO CHINA CUSTOMS(AFS/AFA)
Effective From: June 19, 2018

Submission of Cargo Declarations Data to China Customs:

A. Submission of Cargo Declaration Data; Deadline for Same:

Pursuant to the China Advance Filing Rules on Maritime Container Cargo Information, effective June 28, 2014, Carrier is required to submit to Chinese Customs certain cargo declaration data for all cargo on board a vessel that will discharge at any port in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) for final destination China, not later than 24 hours before departure of the vessel from the port of loading.

Cargo that is out of scope and not subject to these rules is as follows:
Cargo discharged at China ports for transshipment to another country.
Cargo discharged at Hong Kong with final destination other China ports/points.
Cargo with final destination Hong Kong and Macao.
FROB (freight remaining on board over a Chinese port).

In order to enable Carrier to comply with this requirement, any person tendering cargo to Carrier, where the discharge port is in China or where cargo remains on board for transit to a non-Chinese port, must submit the following data regarding such cargo to Carrier in writing (including by electronic transmission) not later than 48 hours prior to loading:

1. A precise description of the cargo. Generic descriptions such as FAK, General Cargo, Chemicals, Foodstuffs, and Said to Contain are NOT acceptable descriptions.

2. Total gross weight of the cargo.

3. Total number of packages and type of packages, expressed in the lowest external packaging Unit (e.g., a container containing 10 pallets with 200 packages shall be described as 200 packages).

4. Container number, size/type.

5. Seal numbers for all seals affixed to the container.

6. Internationally recognized hazardous material/United Nations Dangerous Goods (UNDG) identifier code when such materials are being shipped.

7. The six-digit Harmonized System Code under which the cargo is classified.

8. Shipper's complete name, address, telephone number, and country code.

9. Complete name, address, telephone number, and country code of the Consignee.

10. Complete name, address, telephone number, and country code of the notify party.

11. Exact place of delivery (UN/LOCODE).

B. Failure to Provide Data; Denial of Permission to Load Cargo:

1. In the event Carrier fails to provide the required cargo declaration data to China Customs for all cargo to be loaded on its vessel within the time period required by the China Customs' rules it may be, among other things, assessed criminal and/or civil penalties (including monetary fines), denied permission to unload the cargo for which data was not timely provided, and/or denied permission to unload any cargo from the vessel on which the cargo is moving. Accordingly, Carrier may refuse to load any cargo tendered to it for which it has not received the data required by paragraph A of this rule by the deadline specified therein.

2. Any and all costs incurred by Carrier with respect to cargo in its possession which is not loaded due to the non-provision by the Shipper of data required by this rule and/or by the rules of China Customs, or which is not loaded pursuant to the instructions of China Customs (regardless of whether or not the required data has been provided for such cargo), including but not limited to inspection, storage and/or re-delivery costs, shall be for the account of the cargo. Carrier shall have a lien on cargo in its possession for amounts due hereunder and may hold cargo until such amounts (and any other unpaid freights or charges) are paid, or sell such cargo after a reasonable period.  In the event Carrier is forced to take legal action to collect amounts due hereunder, Carrier shall be entitled to recover all costs (including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with such legal action.

C. Indemnification of Carrier:

If Carrier is assessed a civil penalty, or denied permission to unload cargo, then any and all shippers, consignees, cargo owners, non-vessel operating common carriers, and their agent(s) that failed to provide the data required by this rule and/or by the rules of China Customs in a complete, accurate and timely manner shall be jointly and severally liable to indemnify and reimburse Carrier for any such penalty and any and all costs incurred by the Carrier as a result of the denial of permission to unload cargo. Carrier shall have a lien on cargo in its possession for amounts due hereunder and may hold cargo until such amounts (and any other unpaid freights or charges) are paid or sell such cargo after a reasonable period. In the event Carrier is forced to take legal action to collect amounts due hereunder, Carrier shall be entitled to recover all costs (including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with such legal action.


D. Submission of Declaration Data Through Carrier

For submission of advance cargo declaration data to the China Customs Service for all cargo, an Advance Manifest Security Charge shall be payable to Carrier for each master bill of lading issued by Carrier. The amount of the charge (AFS) shall be USD 30.00 per bill of lading.
In the event that Carrier is required to correct cargo declaration information after declaration submission cut off time as published due to an error or omission on the part of Shipper or its agent, a declaration correction fee (AFA) shall be charged each time a submission is corrected and the fee shall be: USD 40.00 per bill of lading correction.

This correction fee is also applicable to submission of correction for shipments that are eventually cancelled. It is also applicable when Carrier is requested to change custom clearance location; regardless such location change will result into declaration correction by Carrier. In the event that correction of submission is concerning the change of container seal number only as a result of inspection by local customs, declaration correction fee does not apply.

The Advance Manifest Security Charge shall be prepaid at origin, unless otherwise noted in service contracts.
Declaration correction fee shall be prepaid by shipper prior to release of bill of lading or at the written request of consignee, to be paid prior to release of cargo.
Carrier may hold shipper and consignee named on its ocean bill of lading jointly and severally liable for payment of the charge.

When Advance Manifest Security Charge and Declaration correction fee is prepaid at origin, Shipper shall be allowed to have the option to pay in local currency pursuant to the Payment of Freight rule.

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Tariff: 203 - ASU(WB) USA To Asia/Oceania/Indian Sub-Continent/Middle East/Canada
Rule Number: 101
GENERAL RATE INCREASE
Effective From: July 1, 2018

A) General Rate Increases filed prior to March 31, 2012 can be viewed thru historical retrieval of rule No. 101 in tariff FMC 002.
General Rate Increases from April 1, 2012 thru Dec 31, 2017 can be viewed thru historical retrieval of this rule  No.101 in tariff FMC 203.

B) GENERAL RATE INCREASE FOR YEAR 2018:

1.  THIS GENERAL RATE INCREASE IS CANCELLED IN ITS ENTIRETY EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2018.

Effective July 1, 2018 rates to Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam) shall be increased as follows:

All Refrigerated cargo, excluding:
      Beef/Pork/Poultry/Meat NOS
      Fish/Shellfish/Seafood NOS

      Per 20' Container........................$ 160.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 200.00     
         
Rates published in this tariff have been increased accordingly.

2. Effective June 30, 2018 rates to Bangladesh shall be increased as follows:

All Dry Cargo NOS, excluding:
      Refrigerated cargo
      Cargo in Shipper Owned Tanks
      In-Gauge and Out-Of-Gauge cargo moving in OT/FL/FR/PL containers         
      
      Per 20' Container........................$ 200.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 200.00         
              
Rates published in this tariff have been increased accordingly.

3. Effective June 1, 2018 rates to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Middle East Countries (Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Indian Subcontinent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) shall be increased as follows:

All Dry Cargo NOS, excluding:
      Refrigerated cargo
      Cargo in Shipper Owned Tanks
      In-Gauge and Out-Of-Gauge cargo moving in OT/FL/FR/PL containers         
      
From US West/East/Gulf Coast Ports CY:
      Per 20' Container........................$  80.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 100.00         
              
From all intermodal points (filed under thru rates) with CY mode transiting via US West/East/Gulf Coast Ports:
      Per 20' Container........................$ 120.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 150.00

From all intermodal points (filed under thru rates) with Door mode transiting via US West/East/Gulf Coast Ports:
      Per 20' Container........................$ 160.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 200.00

Rates published in this tariff have been increased accordingly.

4. Effective January 1, 2018 rates to Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam) shall be increased as follows:

All Dry Cargo NOS and all Cargo in Shipper Owned Tanks, excluding:
      Refrigerated cargo
      In-Gauge and Out-Of-Gauge cargo moving in OT/FL/FR/PL containers    

From Long Beach/Los Angeles/Oakland CY:
      Per 20' Container........................$  40.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$  50.00   
      
From US East and Gulf Coast Ports/Seattle/Tacoma CY:
      Per 20' Container........................$  80.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 100.00         
              
From all intermodal points (filed under thru rates) transiting via US West/East/Gulf Coast Ports:
      Per 20' Container........................$ 120.00
      Per 40'/45' Container....................$ 150.00

Rates published in this tariff have been increased accordingly.

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Please contact your COSCO SHIPPING Lines sales representative, our North American Operations Center (NAOC) at 1-866-830-2550 or our Long Beach, CA Service Center at 1-866-502-6726 for bookings and availability.

Thank you for being a valued customer.
We appreciate your business and continued support.

COSCO SHIPPING Lines (North America), Inc.

COSCO SHIPPING Lines (North America), Inc.
North America Operation Center
15600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 400
Houston, TX 77032
Tel: 866 830 2550
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