US – USCG Guidance to vessel operators on implementation of IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap
While no changes are anticipated in the US enforced Emission Control Areas (ECAs) on or after 1 January, 2020, US regions outside the ECAs will need to ensure compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global 0.5% sulphur cap from 1 January, 2020.
Please find attached ECM Maritime Services LLC’s Client Alert 24-2019 for additional information.
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China MSA’s Implementation Scheme of 2020 Global Marine Fuel Oil Sulphur Cap – Additional guidance on compliance
Members are reminded of the MSA’s Guidance on its Implementation Scheme of 2020 Global Marine Fuel Oil Sulphur Cap (“the Scheme”) announced on 23 October 2019.
International Chamber of Shipping - Provisional Guidance on compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’
The International Chamber of Shipping have produced a guide aimed at Shipping Companies and Crews on preparing for compliance with the 2020 'Global Sulphur Cap'.
The following table lists countries which have imposed bans on vessels fitted with open-loop SOx scrubbers calling at their ports, and on the discharge of washwater from these scrubber systems within their port waters.