Members of the US / Australasia Discussion Agreement (USADA) have issued general rate increases for container ships to take effect next month.

For dry and refrigerated shipments transported from the US to New Zealand and Australia, the rate hike will be $350 per 40ft container and $175 per 20ft container.

USADA members comprise US LINES, Maersk Line, Marfret, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Sud and CMA-CGM.