IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

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IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth.

The IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) new Sulphur regulations, IMO 2020, will have far-reaching consequences for the global trade community. During the 17th session of MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) meeting at London on 28th Oct. 2016, International Maritime Organization (IMO) took a landmark decision which will enforce a new regulation from 1st of Jan. 2020.

According to this regulation, the marine sector emissions in international waters will be slashed even outside the emission-controlled area: ECAs (Emission Control Areas; The Baltic Sea Area, The North Sea area, The United States, Canada, and the United States Caribbean Sea area).

The ships now have to reduce their Sulphur emission by over 80% – 85% by switching to Lower Sulphur Fuel.

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