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Press Article: The perplexities of the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap

28 May 2019

With less than nine months before Regulation 14.1 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention comes into effect, there are many challenges associated with compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty across the marine sector.
IMO regulations to reduce sulphur emissions from ships first came into force in 2005 and since then, the limits on sulphur content have been progressively tightened; the regulations apply to all ships flying the flag or entering waters of a member state. The current global sulphur limit (per MARPOL but outside emission control areas (ECAs)) of 3.5 per cent m/m will be reduced to 0.5
per cent m/m from 1 January 2020.

Eva Kelesidou, Claims Executive, has written an article in Maritime Risk International about the challenges associated with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap. The full article is available to download via the link on the right, reproduced with kind permission