Marine Fuel Recovery Program

Breakthrough's Marine Fuel Recovery program gives shippers the tools and data to manage market changes. Calculating fuel costs based on market realities associated with freight immediately removes distorted practices from maritime operations, bringing transparency and fairness to ocean freight movements.

The Challenges of Common BAF Practices

Standard BAF programs are inconsistent, do not reflect the realities of moving ocean freight, and are not designed to effectively navigate the evolving marketplace.


Shippers cannot actively manage their fuel spend when reimbursing carriers according to varying BAF programs. Each provider offers different pricing mechanisms with little explanation of their cost buildup, leading to an inherently distorted relationship.


BAF amounts can vary drastically across carriers despite similar movement characteristics. Common BAF programs lack an explanation of how cost drivers like consumption, geography, and regulations affect pricing.


Changing regulations elicit drastically different industry responses, triggering inconsistency in the prices you pay to move your goods to market.

A Better Approach to Marine Fuel Reimbursements

Shippers can combat the distorted practices of marine fuel reimbursements with Breakthrough Marine Fuel Recovery. Our market-based approach considers fact-based consumption parameters, freight movement geography, and regulation-driven price impacts to ensure you have the proper visibility into your ocean transportation network and the associated marine fuel spend. Using market-based marine fuel reimbursements results in:

Reduced maritime transportation fuel costs

Visibility into your network's baseline consumption

Continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives

Take Control Of Your Fuel Spend.

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