Five of the largest international trade associations in shipping have issued a joint declaration pressuring IMO member states to address “challenges” they have identified relating to implementing the global cap on sulphur in fuel.

Bimco, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo, Intertanko and the World Shipping Council cited the lack of a transitional period and the global availability of compliant fuels in a request for port state control authorities to give shipping companies time to become compliant.

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