19 Jul 2012

Maersk freight charges to rise

1:16 pm on 19 July 2012

Maersk Shipping is increasing its prices for shipments from the United States to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands next month.

A rate rise of $US175 per twenty-foot container and $US350 per 40-foot container will be introduced on 15 August.

Maersk is the world's biggest container shipping company with a global market share of about 15.5% last year.