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Rate Changes

Due to the recent increases set forth by the vessel operators, a General Rate increase (GRI) will apply to all US Origins for shipments destined to Asia/Far East (excluding South Pacific islands), as shown below:



Increase Amount

Effective Date

(for shipments sailing on or after the date listed below)

All US Origins

Asia/Far East (Ports of discharge, excluding South Pacific Islands)





$6 w/m - $6 min

October 4, 2015

In support of the GRI above, the following article is provided for your review:

Westbound TransPacific lines begin phased US-Asia rate increases

By: AJOT | SEP 08 2015 AT 5:12 PM | Liner Shipping

Container shipping lines in the U.S. export trade lane to Asia are recommending phased, across-the-board increases in freight rates, beginning October 1, 2015. The scheduled action reflects the trade’s recovery from congestion challenges earlier in the year; a strengthening market heading into what is typically the trade’s peak season; and an urgent need to halt damaging rate erosion.

Effective October 1, member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA)’s Westbound section will be seeking to establish new target rates in all dry commodity segments that translate into modest increases in most cases, with higher proportionate increases for the most depressed rates. TSA-Westbound lines say they expect to follow with similar, gradual increases in November and December.

“U.S.-Asia freight rates have fallen to historically low levels since the beginning of 2015 due to a strong dollar and unusually weak emerging market demand,” said TSA-Westbound executive administrator Brian Conrad. “Current westbound rate levels in many cases do not fully cover costs. At best, they make only a nominal contribution to a round-trip sailing, and barely compete for space aboard ship with empty repositioned containers needed in Asia. Worse, at a time when westbound equipment is already in short supply, depressed rates encourage migration of containers to other trades.”

New Zealand Office

We are pleased to announce Michael Pick (Mike) as our New Zealand Country Manager. Born in Switzerland, brought up in Germany, Mike has professional logistics experience on four continents. Mike is multilingual and brings extensive experience in the logistics profession with him to DGX.

Please give Michael a warm welcome into the DGX family.

Should you have additional questions, please contact your local representative or call our Corporate office at 1-888-488-4888 or 1-310-669-8888.

Thank you for your business - we appreciate it!


Brad Dechter