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Crowley Caribbean Services Low Sulfur Fuel Charge – Between San Juan and the Caribbean eff December 7, 2014


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 and Puerto Rico & 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).

As a result, a Low Sulfur Fuel Charge will be implemented effective December 7, 2014 covering all cargo between San Juan, PR and the Caribbean service lanes to offset the additional costs associated with the purchase of the required fuel. The Low Sulfur Fuel (LSF) will be applicable on all shipments between San Juan, PR and the Caribbean including St Thomas, St Croix and St John, USVI. The LSF will apply to all open tariff and contract shipments.

For further information and news regarding the ECA standards, the proposal to the IMO and related documents on EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, please visit the web site at:

Effective: December 7, 2014

San Juan, PR to/from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St Bart’s, St Eustatius, St John VI, St Kitts, St Maarten, St Croix, St Thomas, St Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad, Virgin Gorda
Applicable on all Eastbound and Westbound shipments.

LCL $ .05 per cft

20’ Equipment (all types) $20

40’ Equipment (all types) $40

45’ Equipment (all types) $40

Vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet $10

Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs $40