BASF's Performance Materials Division to implement freight surcharge in North America

Posted on May 18, 2018

WYANDOTTE, MI, May 18, 2018 – BASF’s Performance Materials Division will implement a $0.02/lb surcharge on all shipments made on or after June 1, 2018, or as contracts allow delivered to locations within the United States and Canada. Tight carrier capacity combined with a shortage of drivers and new federal data logging requirements are the primary drivers for the surcharge.






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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


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