Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) – Shanghai & Ningbo ports affected


To our Valued Customers, 


Over the past week we have received numerous notices from Shipping Lines regarding the implementation of a Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS).


The charge has been levied by the China government and at this stage is specific to Shanghai & Ningbo ports only (to/from all origins/destinations worldwide).


The regulation is related to the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) offsetting additional costs incurred by switching to low sulphur fuels in Emission Control Areas and contributing towards the global reduction in greenhouse gasses.


The cost recovery ranges from USD15 – USD25/TEU and will become effective on vessel arrival from 1st December 2018.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your customer service representative.


Keeping you updated, 

BRi Customer Service Team

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