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Environmental Fuel Fee (EFF) - April 2021

Dear Valued Customer,

Hamburg Süd would like to inform you about the revision of our Environmental Fuel Fee (EFF) effective April 1st 2021.

The EFF tariffs have been reviewed using the price development of Bunkerworld’s fuel price index of 0.5% Sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and looking into the trigger communicated previously (changes of more than 50 USD/ton – up or down – compared to the last tariff adjustment). In this specific case, the price difference between the two periods is 53,14 USD/ton.* The details on the period and reference port used for the calculation of the EFF levels can be found in the table below.

Fuel type Period ROT SIN PAN Average
VLSFO 26 DEC'20 - 25 JAN'21 406,89 433,18 424,89 421,65
LSMGO 26 JAN'21 - 25 FEB'21 460,09 488,60 475,68 474,79
Difference (USD/ton) Period 2 vs Period 1 53,19 55,43 50,79 53,14

*Intra-Europe EFF based only on ROT index

Please refer to the table on the following page for the revised surcharge levels effective April 1st 2021 per respective trade.

Trades EFF in USD (valid from April 1st, 2021)
20ft 40ft
Dry Reefer Dry Reefer
East Coast South America to Europe 97 146 194 292
East Coast South America to Far East 45 68 91 136
East Coast South America to Middle East 136 204 272 408
East Coast South America to North America, Central America (incl. Mexico) and West Coast South America 84 126 169 253
Far East Asia to Australia 58 88 117 175
Far East Asia to New Zealand 57 85 113 170
Far East to East Coast South America 78 117 156 233
Far East to Mediterranean 78 117 156 233
Far East to North Europe 78 117 156 233
Far East to West Coast South America and Central America (incl. Mexico) 84 126 169 253
Intra Latin America 32 49 65 97
Intra Gulf 26 39 52 78
Intra Mediterranean 40 60 80 120
Intra North Europe 40 60 80 120
Mediterranean to Far East 45 68 91 136
Mediterranean to Middle East 49 73 97 146
Mediterranean to North Europe 60 90 120 180
Mediterranean to North Europe 49 73 97 146
Middle East to North America 84 126 169 253
Middle East to North Europe 49 73 97 146
Middle East to North Europe 60 90 120 180

In addition to EFF, further price elements may apply:

  • Base Rate, please click here
  • Security related charges and surcharges – respectively applicable at the Port of Origin and the Port of Destination –, please click here
  • Terminal Handling Charges – respectively applicable at the Port of Origin and the Port of Destination –, please click here
  • Additional charges and surcharges reflecting foreseeable high demand (such as Peak Season Surcharges), please click here
  • all other applicable surcharges, such as local charges and contingency charges, valid at the time of shipment

Above levels are applicable for all cargo on board vessels with ETD April 1st 2021 onwards (based on Pro forma date of departure) and until further notice. Please contact your local Hamburg Süd office should you require more information.

With kind regards,
Hamburg Süd