Those planning to switch away from HSFO to low sulfur fuels as part of their IMO 2020 compliance strategy should start their tanks cleaning no later than June 2019, Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, has advised.

Baiwir, whose company manufactures an assortment of fuel treatments including those used for tank cleaning, also advised that planning for the switch over should begin now.

“There is no time for ship owners, ship managers and operators to lose in getting their vessels ready for the IMO sulphur cap. The regulations come into force i little over 12 months but there have to be preparations well in advance of this to ensure compliance,” he says.

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