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

A marine scrubber unit
21 Sep 2018
Scrubber technology has drawn its fair share of criticism, but remains part of the 2020 sulphur cap debate. 
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.
Ocean Network Express
05 Sep 2018
Low-sulphur hybrid oil is the most realistic and cost-efficient solutions to comply with the sulphur cap, says ONE.
Shanghai port
04 Sep 2018
Ships at all major commercial ports in the Yangtze River Delta emission control area set up by China in April 2016 are required to burn low-sulphur fuel from 1 October this year.