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IMO 2020: Introduction of Environmental Fuel Fee (EFF)

Intra-European Trades – eff. 16th December 2019

Dear customer,
In addition to the previous announcement, Hamburg Süd will also introduce an Environmental Fuel Fee (EFF) effective 16th December 2019 on all Intra-European Trades to cover the increase in fuel-related costs associated to the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation.

The EFF tariffs have been calculated using the price difference between high sulphur fuel and low sulphur fuel. The difference calculated is 164,54 USD/ton. The details on the period and reference port used for the calculation can be found in the table below.

Fuel type Period ROT
IFO 380 (USD/ton) 01 JUL’19 – 30 SEP’19 350,01
*LSMGO - 50 (USD/ton) 01 JUL’19 – 30 SEP’19 514,55
Difference (USD/ton) 01 JUL’19 – 30 SEP’19 164,54

*Until a reliable price index for fuel with 0.5% sulphur content is available, Hamburg Süd will take the 0.1% gas oil index deducted by 50 USD/ton.


For all agreements subject to Hamburg Süd’s BAF, the EFF will expire after December 31, 2019. The tariff values can be found in the table on the following page.

Please do not hesitate to contact your local Hamburg Süd representative if you have any questions on IMO 2020.

Contact details can be found here: www.hamburgsud-line.com/offices

With kind regards,
Hamburg Süd

From To   20' 40' 20'RF 40'RF/40'RH
North Europe (incl. UK & Ireland) Mediterranean EFF £50 £100 £75 £150
North Europe Mediterranean EFF € 55 € 110 € 83 € 166
North Europe Israel EFF $62 $124 $93 $186
Mediterranean North Europe (incl. UK & Ireland) EFF £50 £100 £75 £150
Mediterranean North Europe EFF € 55 € 110 € 83 € 166
Israel North Europe EFF $62 $124 $93 $186
Western Mediterranean Eastern Mediterranean EFF € 36 € 72 € 55 € 110
Eastern Mediterranean Western Mediterranean EFF $41 $82 $62 $124
Mediterranean North Africa EFF € 36 € 72 € 55 € 110
North Africa Mediterranean EFF € 36 € 72 € 55 € 110