Every time we open an online page or magazine and read about IMO 2020 and the sulphur cap for maritime vessels we are faced with differing opinions. This is another perspective and looks at what ship owners make of this forthcoming regulatory change. In 2016 a total of 51,000 commercial ships were registered worldwide. The next statistic is more revealing with suggestions that only around 1% of the world’s fleet is operating within the future regulatory limits for sulphur emissions for ocean open areas – those outside of Emission control Areas.
Ship & Bunker magazine – a well respected publication – recently highlighted this whole area with this feature: well worth a read.