Emergency Fuel Adjustment Factor (EFAF)

Dear Customer,
Over recent months the cost of bunker fuel has accelerated and now stands 45% above the2017 average, reaching a level of USD 440 per ton (Basis IFO 380 / Rotterdam).
This significant and sudden upward development in our single largest cost component nowmeans it is no longer possible for Hamburg Süd to sustain our services without anadjustment to fuel cost recovery levels.
As a result, Hamburg Süd sees no other option but to introduce an Emergency FuelAdjustment Factor (EFAF) , as a necessary step to ensure a continued, sustainable andquality service to our customers. Key details:

Tariff adjustment mechanism:
The EFAF tariff outlined above is based on a bunker price of USD 440 (Basis: IFO380 /Rotterdam). The EFAF tariff is subject to change as per the below trigger points:
 Should the bunker price (IFO380 / Rotterdam) increase to a level of USD 530 pertonne, then the EFAF tariffs will be multiplied by a factor of 2x.
 Should the bunker price (IFO380 / Rotterdam) decrease to a level of USD 370 per tonne, then the EFAF surcharge will be withdrawn. 

For your reference and in compliance with EU regulations we have included below the ratesincluding the EFAF on a sample corridor ex Australia to Europe valid from 1st June 2018 untilfurther notice:

Australia to North Europe trade: from Australia Base Ports(1) to North Europe Base Ports(2) as follows:
 US$ 820 per 20’ standard container
 US$ 1,240 per 40’ standard container
 US$ 1,240 per 40’ high cube container

The above amounts refer to the base rates, and are subject to:

  • BAF and EFAF

  • LSS (ECA), Security related charges and surcharges (respectively applicable at the Port oforigin and the Port of Destination), Terminal Handling Charges (respectively applicable at thePort of Origin and the Port of Destination), additional charges and surcharges reflectingforeseeable high demand (such as Peak Season Surcharges), and all other applicablesurcharges, such as local charges and contingency charges, valid at the time of shipment.

  • Above rates are applicable for all cargo on board vessels with ETD 1st June 2018 onwards anduntil further notice. Other corridors, commodities and container types (including reefers) that arenot listed above may also be subject to increases.

For all rate related information please visit the Hamburg Süd Line website under the followinglink:

We thank you for your understanding in this challenging situation and your continuous supportof our services.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local sales or customerservice representative. You will find contact details of our local offices on www.hamburgsudline.com.

  1. Australia Base Ports : Melbourne and Sydney

  2. European Base Ports : London Gateway, Antwerp, Hamburg, Le Havre & Rotterdam

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