IMO 2020 Sulphur

Welcome to Sulphur 2020 a dedicated online forum for open and in depth discussions about the implications of the IMO rulings on the reduction of sulphur in maritime fuels by 2020.

This is your community and we encourage you to raise issues, debate industry questions and solutions for meeting the requirements.

Sulphur 2020: Are you ready with  your fuel preparation – time is running out?



One of the best solutions for meeting the 2020 sulphur cap is switching from heavy fuel oil to low sulphur fuel. This can have serious implications if the right preparations haven’t been made before the cap comes into effect 1 January 2020.

Unless the tank has been cleaned properly and there is not a fraction of the heavy fuel left in tank, you will not be able to meet the specifications as there will be contamination of the new fuel. This will not only be costly but also make your vessels non-compliant.

Sulphur compliance starts in the fuel tanks.

Aderco provides a solution for cleaning your fuel tanks – making sure they are not contaminated and will be fully compliant. Ideally the process should be started as early as possible in 2019 but no later than 1st June 2019. The Aderco solutions are highly cost effective and at less than $1 per tonne treated!

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