AFF received an announcement from TOTE Maritime Alaska that their fuel surcharge will be increasing. Below is their announcement.
Effective February 1, 2017, TOTE Maritime Alaska vessels will begin utilizing fuel with a maximum Sulphur content of 0.1%. This Government-mandated reduction from 1.8% to 0.1% Sulphur content is directly related to the Emission Control Area (ECA) which in the case of the West Coast essentially covers Mexico to Alaska. This ultra-low-Sulphur-diesel (ULSD) fuel is considerably more expensive than its predecessor.
Due to this revision in vessel-fuel requirements and its attendant costs, TOTE Maritime Alaska will be revising the fuel-related surcharge in tariff STB TOTE 101-A as follows:
- Item 345 will increase 2.5% from 17% to 19.5% effective Sunday, February 5, 2017
Item 345 has been reformatted to include a new line item reflecting an increment labeled “ULSD fuel-related surcharge.”
AFF will be increasing our fuel surcharge on February 5th, 2017 from 17% to 19.5%. We will continue to closely monitor fuel costs and make further adjustments to the ocean fuel surcharge as appropriate.