Regarding the challenges facing the globe today, organizations have placed environmental policies on the agenda. In view of the urgency of their implementation, shipowners are also being forced to retrofit ship engines to use sulphur fuel. This type of fuel with less 0.3% sulphur reduces pollution levels. However, this type of fuel is more expensive, which will result in increased freight costs. These amounts will be applied worldwide and across all lines.
From December 1, 2019, all shipping companies will apply the so-called “IMO2020” surcharge in both directions (export and import).
At this time, the amounts of this surcharge are still being set. However, we will necessarily share with our customers the increased costs involved.
For more detailed information on this topic, please visit the website http://www.imo.org/en/mediacentre/hottopics/pages/sulphur-2020.aspx