Visitors to the TSA websites will note that the Q3 2017 recommeded bunker, low-sulfur and inland fuel surcharge adjustments for the July 1- September 30 period, due out in the week of May 22, are not posted as usual.
TSA will continue to track weekly average fuel prices, as an indicator of broad trends and as a service to our members and their customers. However, member lines have determined that rapidly changing market conditions, sailing characteristics and cost structures make it impractical to continue publishing a single TSA recommended guideline formula.
Effective July 1, 2017, TSA lines will use the weekly average fuel prices as a resource, but may also factor in their own distinct costs and pricing objectives in developing their bunker charge policies which, in any event, have always been subject to individual adaptation. Customers are advised to consult their carriers for further information.