Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS)
Effective from December 1st, the new IMO (International Maritime Organization) 2020 Low Sulphur Regulation will come into force, requiring all sea-going vessels to comply and reduce sulphur emissions by 85%.
In order to sufficiently comply with the Regulation, sulphur in fuel oil must be reduced from 3.50% to 0.50% in addition to the 0.10% sulphur limit already enforced in Emission Control Areas (ECA).
The objective of this regulation is to reduce the amount of sulphur oxide emissions which is expected to deliver major health and environmental benefits, including improvement of air quality and reducing risks of acidification in the oceans.
The new IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Regulation will impact the shipping industry globally, with shipping costs set to increase worldwide. As the cost of the Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) is expected to be significantly higher than the present High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO).
For short term contracts of validity 3 months or shorter, please be informed that in the month of December only – Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) – will be applied on top of ANL’s ocean freight charges effective 1 December 2019.