CMA CGM Introduces Low Sulphur Surcharge in China

French container shipping company CMA CGM is implementing low sulphur surcharge from/to the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo in China.
Since October 1, 2018, the 0.5% sulphur limit is applicable to the abovementioned ports.
As informed, the company will impose the new surcharge as from November 15, 2018 (date of loading in the origin ports).
According to CMA CGM, the move comes in an effort “to ensure the sustainability and reliability of our (CMA CGM’s) services in a challenging environment.”
For the other ports of the People’s Republic of China, the 0.5% sulphur limit will be applicable as from January 1, 2019, the company added.
A few years ago, Chinese authorities decided to introduce sulphur limit for ships operating within three domestic emission control areas (ECAs). The country has been implementing in phases the low sulphur requirement for ships calling at its eleven core ports.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) adopted last week the MARPOL amendment to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil on board ships. As of January 1, 2020, ships will be banned from burning any marine fuel with a sulphur content above 0.5 pct. The exception will be ships fitted with exhaust cleaning technology, the so-called scrubbers.
法國集裝箱運輸公司CMA CGM正在向中國上海和寧波港口實施低硫附加費。
據CMA CGM稱,此舉是為了“在充滿挑戰的環境中確保我們(CMA CGM)服務的可持續性和可靠性。”
國際海事組織(海事組織)海洋環境保護委員會(MEPC 73)上週通過了MARPOL修正案,禁止在船上運輸不合規的燃油。自2020年1月1日起,船舶將被禁止燃燒含硫量超過0.5%的任何船用燃料。例外的是裝有排氣淨化技術的船舶,即所謂的淨化器。

Information source: World Maritime News Staff , Image Courtesy: IContainer