Sulphur cap countdown

With 2020 rapidly approaching, much of the shipping industry is trying to ascertain what the International Maritime Organisation's 2020 sulphur cap means for them. As one of the most important regulations to ever hit the maritime world, it will have an impact across the shipping ecosystem, from boardrooms to engine rooms and brokers to seafarers. Given the scale of the impact, many stakeholders are worried about what it means for their business, while some are also anticipating it could deliver them bumper profits. The Fairplay team will be tracking the key developments as we approach 2020, highlighting the risks and opportunities of this momentus change for our industry.  

News & Analysis

ExxonMobile logo
19 Sep 2018
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels' technical liaison manager said that shipowners will be able to successfully switch to using low-sulphur products, but noted that the outcome rests on owners’ preparedness for the switch, as well as the technical abilities of their crews.
Scaffolding at the side of a vessel at a shipyard
07 Sep 2018
Formerly known as Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, the shipbuilder rebranded earlier this year after a reorganisation that created a holding company for various business units.
Nitin Mathur, managing director of Wallem Singapore
07 Sep 2018
Shipowners want to do the right thing as regulations draw near, but there is no clear advantage or commercial value to making the first move, prompting everyone to take a wait-and-see approach, says Wallem managing director Nitin Mathur.
Signing ceremony between all parties
06 Sep 2018
The DSIC chief foresees a “continuing strong market for ULCV vessels”.
Maran Hermione
06 Sep 2018
Sembcorp Marine secures Maran Tankers contract for installing marine scrubbers and ballast water management systems on 13 vessels.  
IMO secretary general Kitack Lim
05 Sep 2018
The IMO and industry stakeholders have engaged in a series of meetings to discuss resolutions to the various challenges posed by the forthcoming shipping emissions regulation.