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Ready or not: owners wary of meeting low-sulphur fuel deadline

A Drewry survey of shipowners finds concerns over compliance and a general resignation in having to switch to more expensive low-sulphur fuel to meet the IMO’s proposed 2020 bunker regulation.

Decisions over whether to install scrubbers, switch to LNG-propelled ships, or simply bear the extra cost of using more expensive, compliant fuel will be preoccupying all shipowners in light of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) proposed new bunker rules that will place a 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel in 2020 (see Table 1).

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Source: Drewry



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