IMO announces tougher sulfur emissions restrictions

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced tougher ship rules on sulfur emissions. The rules will come into effect on January 1, 2020.  Beginning in 2020, the sulfur content in fuel cannot exceed 0.5%, down from the current 3.5%. Only ships with sulfur-cleaning devices called scrubbers will be permitted to continue to burn high-sulfur fuel. The…

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Low Sulfur Regulation

Source: JoC The new International Maritime Organization (IMO) Low Sulfur Regulation will be effective as of January 1, 2020 and will require all shipping companies to reduce their sulfur emissions by 85%.  This new regulation aims to reduce the environmental impact of the industry and significantly improve air quality. Having adequate supplies of bunker fuel…