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Insight News | Special topic: Sulphur 2020

Slated to be the biggest regulatory change the shipping industry has ever faced, the sulphur cap, due to come in to force on January 1, 2020, will cut the allowable sulphur content in marine fuel from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent.

As ship owners decide on how they will comply with the new regulation, shippers/beneficial cargo owners, operators and forwarders are left questioning what the impact will be on the supply chain. One thing seems to be apparent as the deadline draws closer, and that is heightened uncertainty about whether the shipping industry will flounder or flourish in the face of this watershed moment.

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Scrubbers come under fire

November 2 - As shipowners decide on how to comply with Sulphur 2020 regulations, Euronav ceo, Paddy Rodgers, has spoken out against the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems or “scrubbers”.
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IMO adopts carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

October 29 - To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a carriage ban of non-complaint fuel oil at the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 73rd meeting (MEPC 73).
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Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020

October 3 - A survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry reveals that there is considerable unease among global shippers/beneficial cargo owners (BCO) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s sulphur 2020 emissions regulations.
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Preparing for the 2020 Sulphur Cap

September 24 - Ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced comprehensive guidance on implementation planning to help ensure compliance with the regulatory game changer.
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Sulphur cap set to raise shipping costs

September 17 - Maersk Line is to introduce a new bunker adjustment factor (BAF) surcharge ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions which enters into force on January 1, 2020.
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MPV fleet faces regulation changes

August 31 - In just 16 months, the Sulphur 2020 regulations will come into effect and it could prove to be the tipping point for consolidation in the multipurpose fleet.
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ICS welcomes sulphur cap efforts

July 20 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made to resolve some pressing practical challenges of the global implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in fuel cap, which comes into effect on January 1, 2020.
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: A new era of green shipping

June 1 - In 2017, new environmental regulations for the shipping industry came into force or were finalised, and progress was made on the future regulatory landscape for the sector. This year has already continued the development of a greener shipping industry.
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ICS warns on looming sulphur cap

May 11 - The International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS) chairman, Esben Poulsson, has warned IMO member states that the implementation date of the 0.5 percent global sulphur in fuel cap is fast approaching, suggesting that “time is fast running out."
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MEPC 72 kicks off in London

April 9 - The International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) meeting is now under way at the IMO headquarters in London, discussing the adoption of an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy.
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IMO agrees carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

February 12 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to move forward with a ban on the carriage of fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with pending sulphur limits.
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Insurers warn on sulphur cap

February 5 - As the IMO's 2020 sulphur cap draws closer, insurance broker Marsh has emphasised that non-compliance with the regulations could allow a ship to be declared unseaworthy, threatening to invalidate liability insurance cover.
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