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New advice for importers and exporters

Maritime Risk International

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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