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MSC applies Low Sulphur Surcharge

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.
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