MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company SA

11/01/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/01/2018 11:45

Low Sulphur Surcharge Europe to Ningbo, Shanghai

MSC would like to inform customers that as from 1 October 2018, China's Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) requires vessels operating in the Yangtze River Delta to use low-Sulphur fuel not exceeding 0.5% of Sulphur level, in order to minimize emissions of Sulphur oxides from ships.

Consequently, to keep the service at the level required, MSC will apply a Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) to all cargoes originated from Europe* destined to the ports of NINGBO and SHANGHAI as follows:

  • USD 20 per 20' & USD 40 per 40' with effect as from 19 November 2018 (Bill of Lading Date) until further notice.

*Europe (Scan Baltic / NWC / UK / West and East Med and Black Sea).