The company said the EFF would become effective on December
1, 2019, and would cover the increase in fuel-related costs associated to the
implementation of new regulations.
Hamburg Süd said the tariffs were calculated using the price
difference between high sulphur fuel and low sulphur fuel. According to the
company, the difference calculated is 193,08 USD/ton.
By transferring the fuel bill increase to customers, Hamburg
Süd has become the latest company to announce such a surcharge after Maersk,
MSC and Hapag-Lloyd all introduced similar bunker recovery mechanisms.