The China Low Sulphur Charge (LB) for shipment to/from North America (USA/Canada) will be implemented with effect from 01 January, 2019
2018/12/22

Dear Valued Customers,

The Ministry of Transportation of the People's Republic of China requires all vessels shall utilize low sulphur fuel oil (sulphur-bearing not more than 0.5% by weight) when entering into Emission Control Area under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China.

Due to the compliance in new regulation, it's expected the fuel cost will increase tremendously, the low sulphur surcharge shall be certainly introduced for the additional cost recovery.

Please find our China Low Sulphur Charge details as following:

Details:
-  Charge name: China Low Sulphur Charge (LB)
-  Effective date: 01 January, 2019 (Cargo Receiving (gate-in) Date)
-  Applicable coverage: shipments exported from and imported to China, Hong Kong, Macau
-  Applicable area: North America (USA/ Canada)
-  Rate: per attachment

Thank you for your support as always.

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation