Alphaliner: Maersk has the highest oil surcharge on Asia-Europe

Although Maersk Line has some of the most energy-efficient vessels, the carrier's oil surcharge is 29 percent higher than average on the services from the Far East to Europe. Difficult to justify, writes Alphaliner.
Photo: Maersk Line
Photo: Maersk Line

How much shipowners actually stand to save on the declining cost of fuel has been debated continuously in recent months. An important parameter is the BAF surcharge (Bunker Adjustment Factor), which regulates how much of the savings is sent back to the customers, and vice versa, during a potential increase in fuel prices.

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