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ONE joins the many with bunker surcharge
Ngày đăng: 13/06/2018 | Lượt xem: 102
OCEAN Network Express has become the latest container carrier to resort to emergency bunker surcharges in an effort to recoup the cost of rising fuel prices.The Singapore-based line, launched in April from the container operations of NYK, K Line and MOL, warned customers in an advisory that it had encountered “progressive and significant inflation” in fuel costs over recent months.
Bunker fuel prices had increased by more than 25% during 2018 and could escalate still further, ONE said. “This sustained surge in fuel costs has greatly impacted our cost base. The escalating cost situation has now reached the point at which ONE are forced to respond by adjusting our approach to bunker related pricing components.”
In order to adjust to the increased costs, ONE will implement a bunker cost recovery surcharge on a widespread basis.
The amount charged would vary by trade lane and would not apply to export cargo from China, ONE said. Rates would vary from $20-$60 per teu for dry containers and $20-$110 for reefers. They would be rolled out between July 1-15.
“The BRS quantum will be derived via a logical and equitable calculation mechanism,” it said.
The charge will not be applied to customers with agreed floating bunker adjustment factor mechanisms in place as a part of their contract construction.
ONE added that it would continue to explore all avenues to mitigate fuel consumption and costs for the benefit of the environment and supply chain costs of its customers.
Source: Lloyd’s List
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