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Usage distribution of fuels in ships worldwide by sulfur content 2019

According to recent forecasts, the usage of high sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) in ships worldwide will to drop significantly in 2020. While HSFO accounted for 82 per cent of the global fuel tank capacity in 2019, only 12 per cent will be used for this type of fuel in 2020. Most ships will switch to very-low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) to remain compliant with the global sulfur cap, enforced on January 1, 2020.

Usage distribution of fuels in ships worldwide in 2019 with a forecast for 2020, by sulfur content

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