Bunker surcharge

29.01.2024 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 29.30%, which will take effect in our invoicing from February 12, 2024. The present surcharge in Finland is 30.74%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 29.30% + 10% = 39.30% starting from February 12, 2024. The present surcharge in Estonia is 40.74%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.

1.01.2024 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 30.74%, which will take effect in our invoicing from January 15, 2024. The present surcharge in Finland is 35.60%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 30.74% + 10% = 40.74% starting from January 15, 2024. The present surcharge in Estonia is 45.60%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.

4.12.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 35.60%, which will take effect in our invoicing from December 18, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 41.41%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 35.60% + 10% = 45.60% starting from December 18, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 51.41%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.

6.11.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 41.41%, which will take effect in our invoicing from November 20, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 46.31%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 41.41% + 10% = 51.41% starting from November 20, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 56.31%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.

9.10.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 46.31%, which will take effect in our invoicing from October 23, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 39.80%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 46.31% + 10% = 56.31% starting from October 23, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 49.80%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


11.09.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 39.80%, which will take effect in our invoicing from September 25, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 32.19%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 39.80% + 10% = 49.80% starting from September 25, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 42.19%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


14.08.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 32.19%, which will take effect in our invoicing from August 28, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 26.12%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 32.19% + 10% = 42.19% starting from August 28, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 36.12%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


17.07.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 26.12%, which will take effect in our invoicing from July 31, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 23.91%.

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 26.12% + 10% = 36.12% starting from July 31, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 33.91%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


19.06.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 23.91%, which will take effect in our invoicing from July 3, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 23.26%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 23.91% + 10% = 33.91% starting from July 3, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 33.26%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


22.05.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 23.26%, which will take effect in our invoicing from June 5, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 29.69%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 23.26% + 10% = 33.26% starting from June 5, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 39.69%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


24.04.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 29.69%, which will take effect in our invoicing from May 8, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 32.91%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 29.69% + 10% = 39.69% starting from May 8, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 42.91%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


27.03.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 32.91%, which will take effect in our invoicing from April 10, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 34.06%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 32.91% + 10% = 42.91% starting from April 10, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 44.06%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


27.02.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 34.06%, which will take effect in our invoicing from March 13, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 35.67%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 34.06% + 10% = 44.06% starting from March 13, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 45.67%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


30.01.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 35.67%, which will take effect in our invoicing from February 13, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 37.48%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 35.67% + 10% = 45.67% starting from February 13, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 47.48%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.


2.01.2023 – Bunker surcharge in ports of Finland and Estonia

We will adjust our bunker surcharge in Finland to 37.48%, which will take effect in our invoicing from January 16, 2023. The present surcharge in Finland is 51.20%

Due to fuel regulations in Estonia, which require usage of full-tax low sulfur MGO for domestic operations, current fuel price level in Estonia is about twice higher than in Finland. Therefore, harbor towage operations in Estonian ports are subject to extra 10% BAF in addition to the above-mentioned Finnish BAF level starting from 1.04.2015, which only partially compensates actual fuel price difference. The bunker surcharge for Estonian ports will be 37.48% + 10% = 47.48% starting from January 16, 2023. The present surcharge in Estonia is 61.20%.

Our bunker clause operates on the principle that it partly (1/3) shares the fluctuations in bunker costs with our customers. Practical changes in surcharges are applied only in time intervals exceeding 1 month to maintain stability in pricing.

The BAF is based on the fuel price 385.40 €/m3 (1.7.2009). The observation period of changes in bunker price is four weeks. If the bunker costs change by an average of 6% or more in comparison with the basic price during the observation period, then 1/3 of the change will be charged as a bunker surcharge. The surcharge will take affect after 14 days notification.

The notification can be viewed at www.alfonshakans.com or, if required, the bunker surcharge changes will be notified by email upon request.

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