Shippers claim carriers’ 2020 fuel surcharges are too costly and too early

December 6, 2018 Mike Wackett

Shippers remain unconvinced of the justification for the size of the surcharge ocean carriers are proposing to cover the cost of compliance with the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur cap regulations.
One forwarder source told The Loadstar he had already had visits from two of carriers, but was “less than satisfied” with the basis for the new surcharges.
“And they are trying to introduce their new BAFs a year early, despite fuel prices falling at the moment,” ...

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