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SUBSCRIBER NOTE: Platts switches container bunker cost assessments to 0.5% S

S&P Global Platts has changed eight daily container bunker charge assessments to reflect 0.5% sulfur marine fuel bunker prices in place of the IFO380 fuels, from November 1, 2019.

The changes to the bunker charge assessments cover the following container routes:

Head-Haul

Route
From
To
Symbol
PBC1
North Asia
North Continent
PBC0100
PBC5
North Asia
East Coast North America
PBC0500
PBC9
North Continent
East Coast North America
PBC0900
PBC13
North Asia
East Coast North America
PBC1300

Back-Haul

Route
From
To
Symbol
PBC2
North Continent
North Asia
PBC0200
PBC6
East Coast North America
North Asia
PBC0600
PBC10
East Coast North America
North Continent
PBC1000
PBC14
East Coast North America
North Asia
PBC1400

The bunker charge assessments reflect bunker costs for transporting a forty-foot container on the above routes and are expressed in $/FEU.

These assessments are calculated using $/mt bunker prices in representative ports, published by Platts.

VLSFO PBC1 and PBC2 -- Singapore, Gibraltar, Rotterdam, Malta

VLSFO PBC5 and PBC6 -- Los Angeles, New York, Zhoushan, Shanghai, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan

VLSFO PBC9 and PBC10 -- Rotterdam, New York, Gibraltar

VLSFO PBC13 and PBC14 -- Los Angeles, Zhoushan, Shanghai, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan

LSMGO PBC15 and PBC16 -- Singapore, Gibraltar, Rotterdam, Malta

LSMGO PBC5 and PBC6 -- Los Angeles, New York, Zhoushan, Shanghai, Busan, Hong Kong, Charleston

LSMGO PBC9 and PBC10 -- Rotterdam, New York, Gibraltar, Norfolk, Charleston

LSMGO PBC13 and PBC14 -- Los Angeles, Zhoushan, Shanghai, South Korea, Hong Kong, Seattle

These prices are published in Platts Dry Freight Wire and Platts Global Alert service on the fixed page PGA 3950 and in the Platts database.

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