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来源: World Maritime News 2019-03-06

翻译:国际海事信息网 黄子倩 张运鸿
        Seabury Maritime在今年3月4日出版的白皮书中写道,目前燃油费在航运公司的营运费用中占比已超过50%,即将到来的《2020年海事组织条例》(IMO 2020 regulation)将给承运人和托运人带来很多不确定性。
        该白皮书由Seabury Maritime和Gemini Shippers Group合力完成,书中提到由中国运往美东基本港(USEC)的现运费约为1600美元/箱,而在2020年“限硫令”生效后,运费将上涨600美元。
        Seabury Maritime副总裁Nikos Petrakakos评论道:“2020年的限硫令是近年来对班轮运输影响最大的规定之一。”
        Gemini Shippers Group的首席运营官Kenneth O’Brien表示:“通过与Seabury Maritime的合作,我们已经发现了《2020年海事组织条例》(IMO 2020 regulation)蕴含的内在风险和成本动因。我们希望在相关方面增加透明度,这能帮助承运人、托运人在2019到2020年间经营顺利。”
Whitepaper: IMO 2020 Regulation to Drive Freight Rates up
With fuel costs constituting over 50 percent of operating expenses already, the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation is bound to present carriers and shippers with uncertainty, Seabury Maritime said in a whitepaper published on March 4.
Produced in cooperation with Gemini Shippers Group, the whitepaper shows that what today costs approximately USD 1,600 to ship a container from China to the USEC, would cost USD 600 more after the IMO 2020 regulation comes into force.
“The 2020 deadline to reduce sulfur oxide emissions is one of the most significant regulations impacting liner shipping in recent memory,” commented Seabury Maritime vice president Nikos Petrakakos.
“With fuel costs already representing more than 50 percent of total operating expenses, the IMO 2020 poses an increase too significant for carriers to absorb and stay operational.”
The whitepaper details that the lack of industry standard for fuel-surcharges computation or a clear picture of the underlying costs for low-sulfur fuel allows participants to only roughly estimate its economic impact. Several factors affecting a carrier’s calculation of the fuel surcharges add complexity, making transparency ever so paramount to building trust on both sides.
“Through our collaboration with our partners at Seabury Maritime, we have identified the inherent risks and cost drivers represented by the IMO 2020 regulation. Our desire to add transparency to the issues will help shippers and carriers alike navigate the 2019-2020 contracting season,” Kenneth O’Brien, COO of Gemini Shippers Group, said.
“The intention of this whitepaper is to promote open dialogue between carriers and shippers by providing insight and a general understanding around metrics used behind bunker calculations,” Petrakakos added.
Read the full report here.