The 1st of January 2015, the Sulphur Directive 2012/33/EU became operative for vessels that traffic the Baltic Sea, North Sea and the English Channel. This means that vessels must use fuel that contains not more then 0,1% sulphur or install technical solutions to gain the same effect.
As a consequence of this and necessary environmental investments Color Line AS has introduced a BAF / MARPOL surcharge effective from the 1st of January 2015.
The BAF/MARPOL surcharge for each route is adjusted each month based on the fuel mix per line and the rates for MGO, HFO and USD/NOK. The adjusted surcharge is published below.