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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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.
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'.
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.