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

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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.
27 Oct 2017
As shipowners and operators face the 2020 sulphur emissions cap deadline, some sectors are stepping up and installing systems, while others have yet to be convinced.
CK Yoo President and CEO of Hyundai Merchant Marine
12 Oct 2017
HMM president and CEO tells TPM Asia that container shipping stakeholders must work together to address challeges of impending emissions regulation
Simon Bennett, the ICS’s policy and external relations director
07 Oct 2017
“Our vision is to achieve full decarbonisation during the second half of the century, once we have new fuels and propulsion systems, by which we possibly mean hydrogen or fuel cells or batteries powered by renewable energy,” Bennet tells Malta conference.
Low sulphur marine gasoline oil costs around double the price of high sulphur residual fuel oil. Credit: HG Machinery
12 Sep 2017
  TMC Marine launches booklet to provide guidance and advice on how to prevent blackout and main engine failures associated with propulsion loss