MARPOL Sulphur Directive

New MARPOL Surcharge Announcement

With effect from 1st January 2015 the new SECA regulations will take effect, in accordance with the IMO’s Marpol Annex VI, further revised under the EU Sulphur Directive 2012/33/EU. As a consequence of this new regulation, vessels operating within the North Sea and Baltic Sea SECA zones must burn fuel containing a maximum of 0.1% sulphur or install scrubber technology to meet the new limitations on sulphur emissions.

As the shift of fuel from 1.0% to only 0.10% sulfur content will cause significant extra costs for MacAndrews, we are obliged to implement a MARPOL Surcharge.

As we foresee that the switch to the cleaner fuel will start as early December, in order to ensure full compliance by 1st January 2015, we hereby inform you that we will implement a surcharge effective from vessels loading after the 15/12/2014. The surcharge will appear as a separate billing item on invoices.