Maersk rivals agree: The price of cleaner fuel should be pushed on to customers

Three liner companies agree that the carriers' extra costs triggered by the new fuel regulations should be pushed onto customers – an approach that mirrors Maersk Line's decision this week to announce new bunker adjustment factor.

Maersk Line is backed by several other liner shipping companies in its approach to the new sulfur rules which will make it more expensive for shipping companies to buy bunker fuel. Under the new rules which take effect Jan. 1, 2020, the fuel will have to be much cleaner.

Three container carriers – ONE, OOCL and APL – agree that the liner companies' additional costs should be pushed onto customers, a stance that resembles Maersk Line's decision to introduce a new bunker adjustment factor, BAF, as announced this week, reports Seatrade citing a panel debate with representatives from the three companies at the Marine Money Asia conference.

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