Swire Shipping ECF Announcement (WCNA) - Oct 2013

August 28th 2013

West Coast North America to & from Australia / New Zealand / Pacific Islands
Northbound & Southbound
Emissions Control Area Fee (ECF)

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised that an Emissions Control Area Fee (ECF) is now being applied to all exports and imports between West Coast North America and Australia / New Zealand.

In order to reflect recent changes in fuel prices, an adjusted rate will apply for all cargo loaded on or after October 1st 2013.

Swire Shipping West Coast North America ECF will apply at the following levels:

Break Bulk - to $2.00 per rvt
20’ Containers - to $34.00 per TEU
40’ Containers - to $68.00 per FEU

This surcharge is required in order to cover the mandatory use of Low Suphur Fuel Oil. Effective from August 1st, 2012, all vessels must now abide by North American ECA regulation and are required to burn 1% Sulphur Fuel Oil within the ECA, designated as 200 nautical miles off the US Coastline. More information available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/oceanvessels.htm

Please do not hesitate to contact your local agency representative should you have any questions.

Yours faithfully,

WCNA Trade Management Team