New advice for importers and exporters
With the introduction of new global rules for limiting sulphur pollution from ships on 1 January 2020, the Global Shippers’
Forum (GSF) has issued helpful advice for importers and exporters facing demands for surcharges from shipping lines seeking
to cover their costs of compliance. GSF’s “Top Ten Tips for Sulphur-Surcharged Shippers” highlights the fundamentals of the
new rules but also encourages shippers to challenge the basis of any surcharges to make sure they understand exactly what
they are being asked to pay extra for and whether it can be properly explained and justified by carriers.
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