Environment

Global sulphur cap

The emissions from ships are generally controlled by following sulphur caps on any fuel oil used on board:

  • 4.50% prior to 1st January 2012
  • 3.50 % on and after 1st January 2012
  • 0.50 % on and after 1st January 2020 

Member states and flag states have the right to enforce compliance according to MARPOL Annex VI.

 

IMO 2020: Global sulphur cap is reduced from 3.50% to 0.50%

The IMO (International Maritime Organization) implemented a global sulphur limit of 0.50% as from 1st January 2020 which affects all bunker grades.

Owners/Charterers have the following options: Their vessels can continue to burn HSFO (High Sulphur Fuel Oil) sulphur <3.50% in combination with a scrubber/EGCS or switch to VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil) sulphur <0.50%:. Alternatively they can use Distillates like LSMGO (Low Sulphur Marine Gasoil - DMA) sulphur <0.10% and/or Hybrid Fuels (RMD 80) sulphur <0.10%.

VLSFO sulphur <0.50% is available in nearly all main bunker ports.

Typical specifications and/or COQ`s are available upon request.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the IMO 2020 regulations!

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