• Shippers question new sulphur cap surcharges The early introduction of sulphur cap surcharges imposed by some leading container shipping companies has led to complaints of unfair practice by shippers’ associations in Asia and Europe. The International Maritime Organization is set to implement the new sulphur limit on 1 January 2020, but there is consternation from freight buyers that they are already […] Fwd News 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Taiwan introduces low sulphur cap early In November, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications issued new guidance advising that, from 1 January 2019, vessels entering certain ports in Taiwan would be required to comply with the IMO’s 2020 global regulation that caps fuel sulphur content at 0.5%. This is a full year earlier than the IMO’s deadline, which some shipowners are already struggling […] Fwd News 0 Comments 3 months ago
  • Forwarders slam shipping line surcharges The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is asking shipping lines to stop imposing surcharges, as it questions the legitimacy of many of the fees, which they claim are continuing to grow. There are many reasons for the surcharges, according to BIFA Director General, Robert Keen. These include container imbalance surcharges on the eastbound Europe/Asia route […] Fwd News 0 Comments November 18, 2016