Customer Advisory Notice! – Low Sulphur Surcharge

New Emmission Control Area Surcharge (Europe and USA).

With effect from 1st January 2015, new EU environmental legal requirements will come into force within the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) of North Europe, stretching from and covering the English Channel, North Sea, Baltic Sea and North America – covering some 200 nautical miles –  from the American and Canadian coast, requiring all vessels to burn fuel with a sulphur content of not more than 0,1% (reduced from 1.0%).


Many Shipping Lines fully support this initiative to improve the environment by reducing the level of air pollution from ships. To offset the increased cost of consuming the more expensive but cleaner fuel many shipping lines are introducing a new separate ‘Emmission Control Area Surcharge’.


For further details please contact your shipping line operator, shipping agent or G-Solutions.


More information can be found here


Table of additional charges for Intra-Europe can be found here: MARPOL 2015


For information and additional charges relating to the ‘rest of the world’ are available upon request.
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