December 01, 2014 Editor

Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) to be Introduced 1 Jan 2015

Effective 1 January 2015, an international directive from the environmental protection convention, MARPOL, mandates that vessels trading within specific Emission Control Areas (ECAS) must ensure a maximum sulphur omission of no more than 0.10%.

At AAL, we fully support this legislation and the industry’s wider efforts to protect the environment in which we live and serve. Accordingly, from 1 January 2015, all AAL vessels in the ECAS region will run on higher cost Marine Gas Oil (MGO) and a requisite Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) added to relevant freight charges, to help meet increased costs involved:

AAL Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) – Valid as of 1 January 2015
Eastbound Voyages: USD 2.97 per RT
Westbound Voyages: USD 0.95 per RT

The introduction of the LSS will impact our Pacific Service trading route along the US / Canadian West Coast (see route map below) and the first sailings to feature the new surcharge will be the Eastbound sailing of the AAL Brisbane 501E and the Westbound sailing of the AAL Singapore 411W.

Our Pacific Service Trade Management Team is on hand to provide any further information, or assistance, that you require and we thank-you in advance for your understanding and continued support of AAL.