Low Sulphur Surcharge to Cargo from Shanghai & Ningbo to Worldwide

Low Sulphur Surcharge to Cargo from Shanghai & Ningbo to Worldwide

The Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of Shanghai and of Zhejiang Province have announced in August to bring forward the expansion of the low sulphur Emission Control Area for vessels navigating in Shanghai, Ningbo, and Yangtze River. The original effective date of 1 January 2019 has been revised and implemented as from 1 October 2018. This regulation will assist the industry to reduce emissions from shipping and contribute toward the global reduction in greenhouse gases.

To contribute to the costs associated with using low sulphur fuel, shipping lines will implement a Low Sulphur Surcharge for all imports and exports handled at the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo effective from 1stDecember 2018 (based on shipment onboard date).

The surcharge will apply in addition to ECA (Emission Control Area) Fees applicable for shipments to European and North American Emission Control Areas.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Team at Transolve Global

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