26th May 2023

Emissions Surcharge – United States of America

Dear Valued Customer,

Swire Shipping is committed to reducing our greenhouse footprint, providing sustainable and efficient services. We are continuing to invest in vessel upgrades to comply with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for our vessels calling California ports.

Investments to comply with CARB are significant, therefore we will be implementing an emissions surcharge to cover this.

The emissions surcharge will be effective 1 July 2023 for all import and export containers through Long Beach and Oakland.

  • USD30.00 TEU
  • USD60.00 FEU

We thank you for your continued support, should you require further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Yours sincerely
Swire Shipping