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Nearing the second half of the year, some companies are beginning to prepare for the madness of the festive season. An increase in production and stock means more shipments are to be completed to ensure people aren’t left without their goods.

What this does however mean for the shipper is a general rate increase as well as a peak season surcharge.

Peak season surcharge is added to shipments as vessels reach near or full capacity. The growing demand leads to lack of space on vessels and increasing costs for supplying enough equipment.

“We advise our clients to ensure shipments for the peak season, August till November, are planned ahead in order to avoid these additional charges. Should you require any assistance with shipments during this period, we advise you speak to a freight forwarder, such as Pioneer Freight to assist.” says Ryan Burgess, Director of Pioneer Freight.