Rule 3.7: Bunker Charge


Publication Date: 09/04/2009

Effective Date: 10/04/2009

Through Date:

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: A

Special Use Number:

Request #  JACBROD108

Revision: 19



Bunker:  Except as otherwise provided, a mandatory Bunker Fuel Surcharge will be assessed on all shipments in addition to all other rates and charges published herein as follows:


Bunker Surcharge Application Between the Continental United States (US), Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and Between the USVI and The USVI (Interisland):

 The bunker surcharge between the Continental United States, Puerto Rico, and the USVI/USVI (Interisland) and the US Virgin Island Ports: St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.


Bunker Surcharge Chart:  

Carrier shall publish in its tariff a Bunker Surcharge Chart that shows the various bunker surcharge charges by equipment size based on the published (WTI) price per barrel as described below.


Carrier will charge the applicable bunker surcharge amount based on an four week running average of the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) taken at the close of U.S. commodity trading every Monday using the WTI Cushing Spot price as published on at  The four week running average shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar; amounts 50 cents or greater shall be rounded up to the nearest whole dollar and amounts less than 50 cents shall be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.


The current WTI four week running average will be posted each Tuesday on the Carrier’s website at and published in the Carrier’s tariff for reference and application of the bunker surcharge amount. 

The WTI Cushing Spot Price

The current bunker surcharge is based on the WTI Cushing Spot Price of $67

Effective  the bunker surcharge shall be based on the new WTI Cushing Spot price of $70 (C)



Review and Final Publication Date

The fourth Tuesday of each month the Carrier will review the actual four week running WTI average (“Review Date”).  If the Review Date concludes a change either downward or upward in the four week running average of the WTI then the Carrier will publish an adjustment in Carrier’s bunker surcharge by adjusting the four week running average in its tariff to an amount at or below the previously published estimated four week running average that was published 30 days prior to the Review Date.   The new surcharge rates will become effective for all tariff and contract commodities the effective date of publication of the actual four week WTI average based on the Bunker Surcharge Chart.


At the same time the actual four week running average is applied, Carrier shall publish a new estimated four week running average of the WTI to take effect on thirty (30) days after publication.  The combination of publishing a table of adjustments, showing the actual four week running average on Carrier’s website every week, and forward publishing the estimated bunker adjustment as described, shall give the shipping public significant knowledge of where the bunker surcharge is trending at any given time.


                                                    BUNKER REVIEW DATES        

Review Date (Tuesday)

Effective Date (Sunday)

New Estimated Effective Date (Sunday)

May 26, 2009

June 28, 2009

July 26, 2009

June 23, 2009

July 26, 2009

August 30, 2009

July 28, 2009

August 30, 2009

October 4, 2009

August 25, 2009 October 4, 2009 November 8, 2009
September 22, 2009 November 8, 2009 December 13, 2009
October 27, 2009 December 13, 2009 January 17, 2010
November 24, 2009 January 17, 2010 February 21, 2010
December 22, 2009 February 21, 2010 March 28, 2010



Bunker Formula:

For every $1 change in the WTI four week running average Carrier will create an adjustment to the bunker surcharge based on the following scale:

20’ Equipment


40’ Equipment


Over 40’ Equipment


Vehicles  NOT over 700 cft (Average 500 Cft)

$3.50 Each

Vehicles  OVER 700 cft **

$0.28 WM

Breakbulk and NIT **

$0.28 WM

LCL - 2000 lbs (W) or 40 cft (M) **


LCL - 100 lbs (W) **

$0.0140 Cents

LCL - 1 cft (M) **

$0.0071 Cents

Barrel - Each

$0.18  Each

Pallet  Each $0.55 each




BUNKER: A mandatory Bunker Fuel Surcharge will be assessed on all shipments in addition to all other rates and charges published herein as follows:



Port of Load

Port of Discharge

Charge Basis

Charge Amount

Northbound/ Southbound










  20’ Equipment


$120              (A)   Effective  10/04/09

  40’ Equipment


$240              (A)   Effective  10/04/09

Vehicles Not exceeding 700 CFT (Each)


$70.00           (A)   Effective   10/04/09

  Barrels (Each)


$3.60            (A)    Effective   10/04/09



$.14/.028        (A)  Effective    10/04/09

 Breakbulk W/M (ST/FT)

$ 4.80

$ 5.65            (A) Effective      10/04/09









20’ Equipment


$60              (A)   Effective  07/12/09

40’ Equipment


$120.00        (A)   Effective  07/12/09



$.014/$.07    (A)  Effective   07/12/09

Breakbulk W/M (ST/FT)


$ 2.82          (A) Effective    07/12/09

Vehicles Not Exceeding 700 CFT (Each)


$35.00         (A)   Effective  07/12/09


Between San Juan, Puerto Rico and USVI Ports

Charge Basis

Charge Amount


  20’ Equipment



$120            A) Effective   10/04/09


  40’ Equipment



$240           (A) Effective   10/04/09

Breakbulk W/M (ST/FT)


$5.65          (A) Effective   10/04/09


Vehicles Not exceeding 700 CFT (Each)



$70.00        (A) Effective   10/04/09





$.14/$.28    (A) Effective   10/04/09