Embassy Logistic Terms: LSS

Low Sulphur Surcharge, also known as Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge, LSS or LSF, was introduced in January 2015 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce the amount of sulphur-containing fuel used by vessels.

Carriers charge a fee to cover the costs for this more expensive fuel type. These fees are called LSS, LSF or ECA (Emission Control Area) Surcharge.

The LS surcharge is not a fixed amount; it varies by carrier and routing.

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