From 1 January 2020, in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI1, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board commercial ships trading outside sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs)2 must not exceed 0.50% m/m.
The 0.50% sulphur limit is a signiﬁcant reduction from the current global limit of 3.50% m/m which has been in place since 2012. The worldwide implementation of this important new International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirement – referred to in this Guidance as the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ – therefore represents a regulatory game changer.
for this reason, The International Chamber of Shipping have produced a guide aimed at Shipping Companies and Crews on preparing for compliance with this 2020 'Global Sulphur Cap'.
A full copy of this guide is available to download as a PDF above.