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U.N. IMO agency tightens carriage of high sulphur marine fuel after 2020

 


 


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Petroleumworld 29 10 2018

The United Nations' shipping agency on Friday adopted a ban on ships being able to carry marine fuel with high sulphur unless they have special equipment on board, further tightening regulations that will come into force in 2020.

The UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set new rules that will prohibit ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5 percent from Jan. 1 2020, compared with 3.5 percent now, unless they are equipped with so-called scrubbers to clean up sulphur emissions.

The IMO's adoption of restrictions on the carriage of high sulphur fuel is aimed at ensuring greater enforcement of the regulations.

 

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Reporting by Jonathan Saul; editing by David Evans from Reuters.

reuters.com
10 26 2018



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