Europe Emission Control Fee Alignment

12th April 2019


Europe Emission Control Fee Alignment

Dear Valued Customer,

Swire Shipping has recently reviewed the Emission Control Fee (ECF) for Europe and wishes to advise the alignment of application for Europe imports as that for exports.

As background, the ECF was introduced in 1st January 2015 as cost recovery to comply with International Maritime Organization’s requirement to use fuel with a maximum allowed Sulphur content of 0.1% in Europe Emission Control Areas (ECA). The costs remain relevant today due to the differential price of low Sulphur fuel oil, and will continue to do so in the future.

A summary of the quantum is as below, and these will be payable by the freight payer with effective date 12th May 2019.

Swire Shipping appreciates your continued support. Please contact your local customer service representative should you have any questions.


Yours sincerely,

Swire Shipping