ESC in press: bunker emergency surcharge

European Shippers’ Council has been featured in several press articles concerning the bunker emergency surcharge topic.

  • …ESC head Nik Delmeire argued that the carriers should abide by existing contractual terms and rates …, there is a question of fairness. “No negative surcharge was applied when the barrel of oil went down to $40 some time ago,” he wrote, The Maritime Executive, June 2018
  • The new bunker surcharge has triggered criticism from shippers, ShippingWatch UK, June 2018
  • “…Nik Delmeire called the surcharge unjustified and said that although oil prices had risen during the last month, the latest price rise did not constitute an emergency,, June 2018
  • The European Shippers Council (ESC) has accused container lines of price-signalling, following a wave of emergency bunker surcharges …, The Loadstar, June 2018
  • De European Shippers’ Council (ESC) heeft formeel een brief gestuurd naar EU-mededingingscommissaris Margrethe Vestager, Nieuwsblad Transport, June 2018
  • The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has asked the European Commission (EC)… to investigate the recent implementation of emergency bunker surcharges by a number of major carriers, Ship & Bunker, June 2018
  • Shippers call bunker surcharges ‘unjustified’, TradeWinds, June 2018
  • Nogle af verdens største afskibere som Electrolux og Cargill har over for Shippingwatch udtrykt kritik, og nu følger European Shippers’ Council op med et brev direkte stilet til EU’s konkurrencekommissær, Margrethe Vestager,, June 2018
  • In einem Brief fordert Nik Delmeire, der Generalsekretär des European ShippersCouncil, die EU-Wettbewerbshüter auf, zu untersuchen, ob die …, – Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung, June 2018
  • The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has called the emergency bunker fuel surcharges being levied by several major ocean carriers as price signalling and has urged the European Commission to investigate whether any principles of fair competition are being broken,, 13 June 2018
  • The European Shippers’ Council is not yet ready to disclose its position on the block exemption regulation, but secretary general Nik Delmeire said … “We are not happy with the way the maritime supply chain is working these days, …there is still a lot of work to be done, and we hope maritime shipping undertakes all the necessary measures to make the supply chain finally work the way customers expect it to.”,, June 2018
  • If you have an agreement, you should stick to it. We are not in a war, we are not in an oil crisis. There is no emergency, so there is no need for an emergency bunker surcharge,” Fabien Becquelin, maritime policy manager for the European Shippers’ Council (ESC)…,, 11 June 2018