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09th July 2014

SUBJECT: Mozambique Channel Fee Surcharge

Dear Valued Customers,

Please note UAFL would herewith like to inform you that, following the decree 98/90 issued by the Mozambique Ministry of Transport, we will implement a related ‘Mozambique Channel Fee surcharge’, effective as from 14th July 2014 onwards until further notice.

The amount charged will be USD 50 / TEU for the ports of Maputo and Beira, while it will be USD 25 / TEU for Nacala, Pemba and Quelimane.

Moreover, the surcharge will be applicable for both Imports and Exports, and will be collected from the freight paying party along with the Ocean Freight and other charges.

The first vessels, as from which this surcharge will be applicable, are:

Athens 721 B
Falshoeft 905
Onego Buran 8R011
Caecilia Schulte 036N

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask your local UAFL representative.


5th May 2014

Subject: Rate Restoration East Africa Trade/ Effective from 25th May, 2014

Dear Valued Customers,

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs on our East Africa services. Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long term, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.

In order to maintain a high standard service level and a comprehensive liner network, please be advised that with effect from 25th May, 2014 freight rates for traffic from the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and South Africa to East Africa including Tanga and Zanzibar, will be increased by USD150/TEU and USD300/FEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges applicable to the time of shipment.

The effective vessel from Jebel Ali is MV Ponente voy 1513 ETA JEA 28th – 29th May, 2014.

For further information, please kindly contact the respective load port offices.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of UAFL.


18th April 2014

Subject: UAFL Review of Ancillary Charges

Dear All,

With reference to the above, in light of increasing operating costs it has become necessary to review our existing tariff with regards to ancillary charges.

Therefore and with effect from 1st May 2014 please ensure you are quoting, manifesting and collecting the following revised or newly introduced amounts:-

  • Hazardous Surcharge – USD 300 / teu (all HAZ cargo except IMO 1, 5.1 & 7)
  • Specials Surcharge – USD 500 / teu – applicable to Open Tops, Flat Racks, Platforms (Bolsters )
  • Onhire Fee – USD 200 / teu – applicable to all on hires at shippers request to supply food grade or flexi tank equipment
  • ISPS – USD 17 / unit – all locations except Europe
  • Seal Charge – USD 7 / unit – all locations

Should there be any doubt with reference to the application of these amended charges kindly contact the respective Trade Managers.


24th February 2014


Dear Valued Customers,

Due to severe berthing congestion at the port of Zanzibar and the resultant berthing delays to our vessels, we are regrettably implementing an Emergency Vessel Delay Surcharge (EVDS) for cargo on our vessels into and out of Zanzibar.

The EVDS will be $250 per TEU for containers and S10 per CBM for break bulk. The EVDS will be applied on all import and export cargoes and will be implemented with effect from BL’s issued on CAPT COSTAS v 1313 and will remain in force until such time as the situation in Zanzibar improves.

The EVDS is to shown as a separate line item on the freight invoice and is to be collected along with payment of the sea-freight. Please ensure all relevant shippers clearly advised.


"Our team is constantly developing specialized, high-quality solutions that have sustained UAFL’s current regional status as Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands premier feeder service. We are able to ensure constant customer satisfaction through straightforward transactions, efficiency, competitive rates, value-added innovations and continuous progression. Our vessels link the Indian Ocean Islands and the East Coast of Africa with the rest of the world, providing access to global markets. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and an ability to make quick decisions to meet customer demands in a rapidly changing shipping environment."

Matthew Luckhurst
UAFL - Managing Director

MV MARCAMPANIA and MV ATHENS both are Cellular Container Vessels.
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