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EBS (Emergency Bunker Surcharge)


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What is Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) and why is it imposed by carriers?

Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) is a fee imposed by carriers to counter the impact of escalating fuel costs.

When does the Emergency Bunker Surcharge come into play, and how is it related to fuel prices?

When fuel prices (bunker) reach a critical point, causing airlines to incur losses (the "emergency"), EBS is added on top of the existing Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF).

How does the EBS operate in terms of carrier and trade routes?

EBS is specific to each carrier and trade route, ensuring that it is tailored to the individual circumstances of the shipping company and the journey.

How is the Emergency Bunker Surcharge reflected in freight charges?

If deemed necessary, the EBS will be incorporated into the overall freight charges, impacting the cost of shipping goods.

What is the purpose of the Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) in conjunction with the Emergency Bunker Surcharge?

BAF and EBS work together, with BAF addressing standard fuel costs, while EBS specifically tackles extraordinary fuel cost increases.

How does the imposition of EBS affect businesses involved in freight shipping?

For businesses engaged in freight shipping, the imposition of EBS introduces an additional cost element that needs to be considered in budgeting and logistics planning.

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