China ECA'S update
China MSA have strengthened enforcement of the low sulphur fuel regulation (with sulphur contents no more than 0.5%) at all 11 core ports since 1 January 2017. It is said that MSA Tianjin has recently imposed penalty against a ship in violation. Members need to be vigilant in compliance of the regulation to avoid penalty and ship delay.
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