Hapag Lloyd says that the water level of the St. Lawrence River improved and Hapag-Lloyd will terminate the Low Water Surcharge with effect from December 1, 2013 for all exports and imports via the port of Montreal to/from North Europe, Mediterranean, Africa as well as East Asia, Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East.

Should the water level once again fall below the required level, Hapag-Lloyd reserves the right to re-introduce the Montreal Low Water Surcharge with an appropriate amount.