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Shippers Urgently Need Box Carriers to Announce Their Low-Sulphur Surcharges

(Mike Wackett – The Loadstar)

With just two months before new sulphur content maritime emission regulations come into force in parts of Europe and the US, just a handful of deepsea ocean carriers have so far announced details of surcharges.

According to analyst Alphaliner, only Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM have announced low-sulphur surcharge tariffs covering services entering both the new emission control areas (ECAs), while OOCL has advised details of surcharges for the transatlantic only.

Global Shippers’ Forum secretary general Chris Welsh said shippers were worried that time is running out to include low-sulphur surcharge costs in their 2015 budgets. Read more here.