Distrust may push more shippers to develop own low-sulfur BAFs

Distrust may push more shippers to develop own low-sulfur BAFs

Many shippers have created their own bunker adjustment factors (BAFs), but smaller beneficial cargo owners typically have to accept the BAFs proposed by ocean carriers. However, widespread distrust of the carrier fuel surcharge mechanism may have the effect of pushing more shippers towards coming up with their own BAF formula to have greater control of a process.