Association criticises Maersk sulphur charge
The trade asassociation, British International Freight Association (BIFA), criticises Maersk Lines plans to cover the additional costs of low sulphur fuel by implementing a special charge. The charge, bunker adjustment factor (BAF) will be introduced in January 2019, one year before IMO’s new sulphur regulations are set in motion.
”These price increases are very high no matter how you look at it, and they will be received negatively by BIFA-member’s customers. Transport companies can say that the new BAFs are necessary to cover the costs of switching to low-sulphur fuels or installing scrubbers, but increases of this size are unjustified and could look like obvious profit hunting from shipping companies that are determined to exploit the situation "Says Robert Keen, CEO of BIFA.
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