New American sulphur limits drive up container rates

By 1 October, Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement will change bunker charges on container operation as a result of the low emission area which has been placed off American coasts.

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The new and fiercer rules of using low sulphur fuel off the American coasts now result in increasing rates on container operation out of the Unites States. Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) has decided to add a low sulphur element to their bunker charges in order to meet costs related to the low emission area.

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