Having recently received a bulletin from PIL regarding them increasing their LSR charges to cover their Low Sulphur compliance costs, one could be forgiven for asking is this just another excuse to push rates up without filing a rate increase! Shipping Lines are coming under increasing global pressure, from Industry bodies and Shippers alike, to be more transparent with their pricing structures and to move to an all-in tariff which covers BAF/LSR and other added components, instead of an often confusing and complicated way of arriving at a total price.Time will tell whether this has any real impact.

For the record, the increase on all Southbound East Asia & China rates into Australia is an additional A$49.00/20′ or A$98.00/40′ container effective February 1st, 2020.