|Bermuda Container Line to raise bunker surcharge|
|New fees are to be implemented towards the end of January.
|Updated on 02 Jan 2018 14:41 GMT
|Ocean freight service provider Bermuda Container Line has confirmed that it will be implementing a fuel surcharge increase at the end of January.
Commencing on January 29, and effective with voyage 1946 - which is scheduled to depart from the United States on February 2, reach Bermuda on February 5, and then arrive back in the United States on February 8 - the company says its new bunker fees will be as follows:
Containers - $70 per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU)
Ro-ro/Breakbulk cargo - 3.75% of freight charge
Bermuda Container Line (BCL) operates a weekly service between Port Elizabeth in New Jersey, and Hamilton, Bermuda, with the vessel MV Oleander.
Through an associated company, Somers Isles Shipping Ltd, BCL also operates a three-time-per-month service between Fernandina Beach in Florida, and Hamilton.
BCL is managed by Neptune Group Management Ltd, which is also the Bermudian agent for the line.
Last year, BCL ordered a new vessel to replace the Oleander, which is to be retired next year after shipping goods to Bermuda for more than a quarter of a century.
The new bunker-saving, 120-metre, 6,500-deadweight-tonne (dwt) ship is being constructed in Yangzijiang shipyard, China, and is due to enter into service in early 2019.
The vessel is to be equipped with fuel-efficient main and auxiliary engines, as well as incorporating the capability to convert to LNG operation.