IMO 2020 Implementation : Low Sulphur Go Green Recovery (LGGR) for Jan – Mar 2020 (Q1)
23 Dec 2019

Dear Valued Customer,

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement a new sulphur cap for marine fuel oil starting 1st January 2020, to reduce Sulphur Oxides (SOx) emissions from the current limit of 3.5% to 0.5% from ships.

With the intention of using a more friendly and cleaner fuel to benefit both the enviornment and overall human health, RCL will start switching over to the new 0.5% fuel to be fully compliant with IMO’s ruling from 1st January 2020.

With this, RCL will implement a “Low Sulphur Go Green Recovery (LGGR)” to cover this incremental cost of using a more expensive but cleaner fuel for complaincy. We hope that customers can also understand that we all need to do our part of the environment and our health as well as the future of our children and the planet that they shall inherit.

In summary:

a. Name of Surcharge : Low Sulphur Go Green Recovery (LGGR)

b. Application : All corridors based on average of preceding 3 months LSFO price. The next review will be Mar’2020.

c. Effective LGGR quantum for Jan – Mar 2020 (Q1) tariff highlighted in yellow.

d. For Intra-Asia, RCL will apply the pricing structure based on below matrix :

We thank you for your kind understanding and seek your support of our above efforts to promote a better world. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions and we will be glad to assist.

Best regards.


About RCL
Founded in 1979, RCL is a Thai based container shipping line. Listed on the Thai Stock Exchange since 1988, its core business is in the carriage of Shipper owned containers (SOC) and its own Carrier container containers (COC) in a service network that is fully Asia centric. RCL currently owns and operates a fleet of 44 vessels with sizes ranging between 200 TEUs and 6621 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 110,925 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 69 offices made up of both owned and agency partner offices to support its operations. Today, RCL is recognised as amongst the leading SOC and Intra Asian operator by both peers and customers alike.

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