Maritec is advising shipowners on how best to meet IMO 2020 fuel testing requirements following reports of excessive sulphur in some very low sulphur fuel oils.
Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges this year, we opened the year with IMO2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century and we end the year still trying to come to grips with crew changes in such a time of crisis.
LuminUltra, the microbial monitoring specialist, has highlighted important concerns over the quality of some compliant fuels as the shipping industry gears up towards meeting the IMO’s sulphur cap, which enters into force in January.
The new range of fuel grades is in line with IMO 2020, the new IMO regulation limiting the sulphur content from the current 3.5% to 0.5%.
According to the IMO 2020 regulation, the ships now will have to reduce sulphur emissions by over 80% by switching to lower sulphur fuels, even outside the emission control areas such as the North American coast. Watch the video to know about IMO 2020 in detail.
the ships now will have to reduce sulphur emissions by over 80% by switching to lower sulphur fuels.