ship bunkering sulphur

IMO says smooth transition to IMO 2020

Information from various sources has indicated a relatively smooth transition to the 0.50% sulphur limit. Prices for compliant fuels – very-low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and marine gas oil (MGO) rose quickly initially but now appear to be stabilizing.

container ships of New York Express and Essen Express

Giving feedback on IMO 2020

To support smooth implementation, the IMO Secretariat has set up a dedicated hotline email address for any queries from Member States and the shipping industry as the regulation comes into effect.

ship cockpit with aged man

IMO 2020 should be enforced uniformly

IMO must make sure the IMO 2020 regulations are enforced in such a way that they do not distort competition and do not penalize responsible companies for complying.

orange ship moving ahead with another ship at the back

INTERCARGO raises IMO 2020 safety concern

With 1 Jan 2020 less than five and a half months away, INTERCARGO expresses its growing concern in view of the magnitude of challenge lying ahead for the industry and the need for a smooth transition.

gas vessel tanker at sea

Lingering concerns over IMO 2020

From January 2020, the IMO will ban ships from using fuels with a sulfur content above 0.5%, compared with 3.5% now. However, there are still concerns and uncertainty over this regulation.