Limits on fuel sulfur content for the shipping industry by area 2020

On January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization's new sulfur cap came into force. Globally, ships will be allowed to use fuel types with a sulfur content of under 0.5 percent. Higher concentrations will be allowed only if scrubbers are installed. Certain areas, such as the EU and California, are subject to more stringent standards.

Limits on fuel sulfur content imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as of January 1, 2020, by area

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

* The Sulfur Emission Control Area comprises the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, most of the U.S. and Canadian coast, and the Caribbean region.

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