News 23 Oct, 2019

The Global Sulphur Cap 2020 - Discussion Topics

Nicola Cox
Nicola Cox
Head of Defence

The Club anticipates some of the questions and issues that may arise due to the implementation of the global 0.50% sulphur cap and shares information and resources to help guide Members in complying with the regulations.

The implementation of the global 0.50% sulphur cap for bunker fuel under MARPOL Annex VI represents a major challenge to the shipping industry. Starting from 1 January 2020 vessels will be required to either burn low sulphur fuel as bunkers, use alternative fuels, or use scrubbers fitted to exhaust systems to ensure that emissions remain within specified criteria even when using fuels with a higher sulphur content.

The Club has produced a series of of discussion topics in which it anticipates some of the questions and issues that may arise due to the implementation of the global 0.50% sulphur cap.

We have also collated information and resources on the topic to help guide Members in complying with the regulations.