2020 Sulphur Compliance

CIMAC Guideline - Marine fuel handling in connection to stability and compatibility

This publication is for guidance and gives an overview regarding the assessment of marine fuel stability and compatibility and how to mitigate the associated risk. The publication and its contents have been provided for informational purposes only. CIMAC makes no representations or warranties express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, reasonableness or completeness of the information, assumptions or analysis contained herein or in any supplemental materials, and CIMAC accepts no liability in connection therewith.

Guidance for Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ – July 2019

To help shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, ICS with the support of the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA), has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer. The ICS guidance has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the global sulphur cap immediately after 1 January 2020 using fuel oils with a sulphur content of 0.50% m/m or less.

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