The rules apply from 1 January 2020 - and they will be enforced. The regulations to reduce sulphur oxide emissions has introduced a new global limit for sulphur content of ships and as from 1st of January 2020 the new global limit on the sulphur … Thursday, August 13, 2020 CIRCULAR 029/2020 SULPHUR CAP 2020: REGULATION LIMITING OPEN LOOP SCRUBBERS Dear All, CONTEXT In the past we have informed that Argentina is not a party to the Annex VI of MARPOL giving effect to the ‘Sulphur cap 2020’ and that there is no local equivalent legislation. This regulatory event is known as “IMO 2020,” and it will affect transportation fuel … In Disruptive change facing the shipping industry is fast approaching in the form of the IMO Sulphur Cap regulation, which comes into force from 1 January 2020. When the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 73rd session (MEPC73) ended on 26 October 2018, so did all speculations about a potential delay of the global 0.50% sulphur cap. On and after 1 January 2020, the MARPOL permitted limit for sulphur content in ships’ bunker fuel oil will be reduced from 3.50% mass by mass (m/m) to 0.50% m/m for ships operating outside designated emission control areas. Regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI stipulates that the sulfur content of any fuel oil used on board ships outside Emission Control Areas (ECAs) must not exceed 0.50% m/m from 1 January 2020, except for ships using ‘equivalent’ compliance mechanisms, while vessels operating within ECAs will be required to use fuel oil with a maximum sulfur content of 0.10%. BIMCO will address contractual, commercial, regulatory and technical issues to assist our members in navigating the complex implementation of the new regulation … On and after 1 January 2020, the MARPOL permitted limit for sulphur content in ships' bunker fuel oil will be reduced from 3.50% mass by mass (m/m) to 0.50% m/m for ships operating outside designated emission control areas. In this short article we provide recommendations for managing the transition where the strategy is to use conventional compliant fuel, that is to transition from HSFO to a low sulphur fuel oil or distillate. Although the picture is still far from clear, those in the know expect a number of vessels and operators to … Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 - Challenges Facing Compliance and Challenges to Enforcement. The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap. The long awaited IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap regulation finally came into force in January 1 st 2020, aiming to crucially reduce shipping emissions, bringing significant benefits to … With no delays expected for the implementation of the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) bunker fuel regulation, from 1 January 2020, shipowners will be required to meet the 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content, vs. the present limit of 3.5%. The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap. Beginning January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling for the reduction of allowable sulfur content in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5%S m/m. The 2020 global sulphur cap. The current global limit for sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil is 3.50% m/m (mass by mass).. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap is fast approaching. The sulphur cap of 0.50% coming into force on January 1 2020 has wide implications for the entire maritime sector and beyond. The global sulphur cap, a MARPOL Annex VI requirement, enters into force on 1 January 2020, less than nine months away.