ONE follows suit with controversial bunker surcharge

Japanese liner company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has now also opted to introduce a controversial added surcharge on its customers, which will help pay for the more expensive bunker fuel oil.

Photo: Ocean Network Express

A controversial emergency bunker surcharge imposed on customers to help pay for more expensive bunker ship fuel continues to spread through the container sector and has now been implemented by all the major liner companies.

The world's five largest container carriers, headed by Maersk Line, have already announced that their customers will going forward be required to pay a new bunker surcharge (BAF) that will be added to the regular freight rate.

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