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Low Sulfur Fuel Charge – Recap of Upcoming Changes

2014-12-10

Crowley must comply with new regulations regarding the implementation of the Low Sulfur Fuel Requirement as mandated to all Ocean Carriers operating within the North American, Puerto Rico, and USVI Environmental Control Areas (ECA). This new regulation requires all vessels within 200 miles from the United States and 50 nautical miles of the Virgin Islands to be compliant with utilizing higher cost fuel with a sulfur content not exceeding 0.1% m/m (1,000 ppm).

The Low Sulfur Fuel charge was implemented or existing charges adjusted for the Caribbean and Latin America Services. Summary of the changes:

  • · A Low Sulfur Fuel Charge was implemented effective November 30, 2014 for cargo between the United States and Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St Bart’s, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Maarten, St Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad, Virgin Gorda, St Croix, St Thomas, and St John USVI.

Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St Bart’s, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Maarten, St Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad and Virgin Gorda

Equipment Type

Current charge

Effective
November 30, 2014

20′ Equipment (Dry and Reefer)

N/A

$50

40′ Equipment (Dry and Reefer)

N/A

$100

45′ Equipment

N/A

$115

Passenger vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet

N/A

$25

Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs

N/A

$100

Less-than Container Load (LCL)

N/A

$0.09/cft or $0.18/cwt

St Croix, St Thomas, St John USVI

Equipment Type

Current charge

Effective
November 30, 2014

20′ Equipment (Dry and Reefer)

$15

$70

40′ Equipment (Dry and Reefer)

$30

$140

45′ Equipment

$35

$155

Passenger vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet

$15

$35

Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs

$30

$140

Less-than Container Load (LCL)

N/A

$0.09/cft or $0.18/cwt

  • · A Low Sulfur Fuel Charge was implemented effective November 30, 2014 for cargo from Puerto Rico to the Caribbean and the VI.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Caribbean and VI

Equipment Type

Current charge

Effective
November 30, 2014

20′ Equipment (Dry and Reefer)

N/A

$20

40′ Equipment (Dry and Reefer)

N/A

$40

45′ Equipment

N/A

$40

Passenger vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet

N/A

$10

Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs

N/A

$40

Less-than Container Load (LCL)

N/A

$0.05/cft or $0.10/cwt

  • · The existing Low Sulfur Fuel charge will be adjusted effective December 14, 2014 for cargo between the United States and Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua and Panama

Equipment Type

Current charge

Effective
December 14, 2014

20′ Equipment

$15

$40

20′ Equipment – Reefer

$15

$50

40′ Equipment

$30

$80

40′ Equipment – Reefer

$30

$100

45′ Equipment

$35

$90

Passenger vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet

$15

$25

Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs

$30

$80

Less-than Container Load (LCL)

N/A

$0.09/cft or $0.18/cwt

Break Bulk

N/A

$ 2.00 W/M ($ 5.00 Minimum)