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LCL Import Customer Advisory 21-020 *Postponed*

LCL Import Customer Advisory 21-020 *Postponed*

Container Imbalance Surcharge (CIS)

Issue Date: November 1, 2021


CaroTrans will postpone the Container Imbalance Surcharge increase from $50W/M to $100W/M until December 1st, 2021.


Details as per below:



China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, & Vietnam
Effective Date
September 15, 2021

October 1, 2021

October 15, 2021

November 1, 2021

December 1, 2021



If any mitigation and/or delay of this increase is confirmed, we will pass it along as applicable. All increases have a minimum of 1 CBM.


We appreciate your support. Additional lanes not moving on CaroTrans’ BOL may also be affected. Please do not hesitate to contact your local CaroTrans representative if you have any questions or need additional information.