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 November 30, 2014 covering all 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 the United States to and from 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: www.epa.gov/otaq/oceanvessels.htm.
Effective: November 30, 2014
U.S. to/from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St Bart’s, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Maarten, St Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad, Virgin Gorda
Applicable on all Northbound and Southbound shipments.
20’ Equipment (all types): $50
40’ Equipment (all types): $100
45’ Equipment (all types): $115
Vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet $25
Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs $100
Effective November 30, 2014
Adjusted LSF U.S. to/from St Croix, St Thomas, St John USVI
20’ Equipment (all types) $70
40’ Equipment (all types) $140
45’ Equipment (all types) $155
Vehicles not exceeding 700 cubic feet $35
Heavy Equipment / Trucks / Vans / SUVs $140