Many steamship lines have again discussed implementing a November 1st, 2016, General Rate Increase (GRI). While we don’t have a confirmed dollar amount of the increase, we want our customers to be aware of the changing market. Right now, the Pacific North West (Vancouver/Seattle/Tacoma) is experiencing severe congestion, leading to a likely higher general rate increase for that region for export cargo. Import cargo is currently facing not only general rate increases, but also peak season surcharges. Revised rates will be sent out as soon as possible reflecting any applicable increases.