There has been quite an uncertainty around the shipping industry considering how to deal with the low sulphur directive. Hyundai Merchant Marine president and CEO C.K. Yoo claimed the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuels “to be the most serious one in magnitude” out of the several regulations which have either entered into or are set to come into force. Speaking at the TPM Asia 2017 event held in Shenzhen, China, Yoo also outlined the benefits and detriments of compliant options, including low-sulphur fuel oil, burning heavy fuel oil in conjunction with a scrubber and LNG.

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