What are Environmental SECA fuel surcharges?
The MARPOL Annex VI (“The Sulphur Directive”) is an international agreement on sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions for operators in certain sea areas know as Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs). The goal is to significantly and progressively reduce sulphur limits within the defined SECAs so that sulphur emissions are reduced from 1.0% to 0.1% from 1st January 2015.
In order to reduce sulphur emissions to be within the acceptable levels, a combination of higher fuel costs and investment will be required for all affected ferry operators.
Our Rosslare-Cherbourg route operates within the SECAs, and as a result, all new bookings made from 1st September 2014 will be subject to a fuel surcharge for passengers and vehicles travelling on this route from 1st January 2015.
Environmental SECA fuel charges (each way):
Charges are per person and per vehicle. There are no charges for infants (0-3 years), bicycles or trailers.