ONE details sulphur cap bunker surcharge plans

Ocean Network Express (ONE), the new Japanese liner, has revealed how it intends to get clients to pay for its compliance to the 2020 global sulphur cap. In a release yesterday, ONE said that the majority of its fleet would sail with 0.5% sulphur fuel when the cap kicks in in 13 months’ time, rather than using scrubbers or LNG. The ONE Bunker Surcharge will start on January 1, 2019.

Separately ONE has implemented a low sulphur fuel charge for ships calling at the newly created Yangtze Delta emission control area in China. ONE is slapping a $15 per teu surcharge on all boxes leaving Shanghai, Ningbo and Nanjing from the start of next month.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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