The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will today decide whether to ban the carriage of high-sulphur fuels, The Loadstar has learned.
Amendments to Marpol Annex VI were approved in April, during the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72), and would prohibit the carriage of fuels that don’t comply with the IMO’s 2020 low-sulphur regulations.
The amendments are expected to be formally implemented at this week’s MEPC 73.
In effect, this means any vessel carrying high-sulphur fuel oil …
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Source: The Loadstar