ECA charge will come into force as of January 1st, 2015.
Arising from new rules and regulations affecting the amount of sulphur to be used in fuel which will come into force from January 1st, 2015 in the Emission Control Areas (ECA) in North Europe (including the Baltic Sea, North Sea and English Channel) and North America (including 200 nautical miles from the American and Canadian shores), the cost of fuel in these ECA areas will increase significantly.
In order to recover this increase in fuel costs, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. will be compelled to apply an ECA charge as of January 1st, 2015. This extra cost, which will be paid by the shippers and receivers, has been calculated by trade and by container and the specific ECA charge levels by individual trade.
This notice has been corrected on September 22nd, 2014.