CSA lines postpone bunker increases
Members of the Caribbean Shipowners Association have postponed by one week bunker surcharge increases.
The two increases, $30 per TEU each, are now scheduled for implementation on April 10 and April 17.
Bunker surcharges apply to all shipments southbound and northbound between the United States and Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barts, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname.
'In keeping with our commitment to the shipping community, the members of the association will continuously monitor fuel cost developments and adjust bunker surcharge levels, including rolling back these announced increases if not supported by actual circumstances,' CSA said in a statement. 'Nevertheless, it is suggested shippers plan business transactions on the basis of these forward filings and continue to monitor the situation.'
CSA members are Bernuth, CMA CGM, Crowley, Seaboard Marine, SeaFreight Line and Zim.