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Container lines struggling to pass sulfur bill on to customers

The container shipping lines have not been able to push the costs of the new sulfur regulations on to customers in January. At least not when looking at backhaul voyages, notes analyst firm Sea-Intelligence.

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Container shipping companies are struggling to pass the bill for the new global sulfur regulations on to customers.

In a new analysis of the three major backhaul trades in the container sector, Sea-Intelligence has taken a closer look at the shipping companies' ability to implement their bunker adjustment factors, BAF.

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