Please be advised that we were informed by our DHL office in Tokyo that in view of the serious port congestion due to shortage of trucker, Yang Ming Line has decided to introduce surcharge with effective from 15 January 2019 (On Board Date) till 14 February 2019.
Indeed, Tokyo port has been congested and situation became worse and worse. Congestion cause shortage of drayage and cost for drayage increase a lot. Similar situation in Yokohama, less than Tokyo but also congested. They receive a lot of requests to extend free demurrage days from the customer who cannot deliver container out from port due to this problems. Kobe/Osaka port are also congested after tyhoon in September.
For the Yang Ming official communication, please click here Yml – Congestion TOKYO