Taiwan shocks industry with 12 months forward implementation of IMO global sulphur cap

Taiwan shocks industry with 12 months forward implementation of IMO global sulphur cap

Guidance has been issued to owners that Taiwan is to implement IMO 2020 global sulphur cap from 1 January 2019, a full year earlier than required.

West of England P&I Club correspondents Pro-Marine Law Office, Taipei, have advised of the publication of further guidance concerning the early implementation of the Marpol sulphur cap in Taiwanese ports from 1 January 2019.

The guidance, issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, advises that from 1 January 2019 vessels entering international commercial port areas in Taiwan, shall utilise either fuel oil with a sulphur content of not more than 0.5% m/m by weight, or equivalent methods of emission reduction in accordance with the Marpol Convention.

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