台湾:2019年1月1日より低硫黄燃料油規制(0.5%以下)を導入

台湾:2019年1月1日より低硫黄燃料油規制(0.5%以下)を導入

IMOの船舶燃料油の硫黄分を0.5%以下とする低硫黄燃料油規制は、2020年1月1日より発効します。これに先立ち、台湾交通部(MOTC)は、2019年1月1日よりこの規制を同国に入港するすべての外航船舶に実施すると発表しました。これを奨励するために2018年2月1日以降に低硫黄燃料に切り替えて入港する船舶には補助金があるとのことです。

The IMO’s global sulphur limit of 0.5% will come into force from 1 January, 2020.

Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has however announced that Taiwan will start implementing this limit a year early. Therefore, as from 1 February 2019, all foreign ships entering Taiwan’s international ports and domestic ships sailing on international routes must use fuel oil containing 0.5% m/m or less of sulphur.  To incentivise ships to switch to low-sulphur fuel even earlier, the MOTC is offering as from 1 February 2018 to the end of the year a subsidy starting NT$5,000 (approximately US$172) to ships entering Taiwanese ports that have made the change to lower-sulphur fuel, i.e. even before the implementation date of 1 January 2019.

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