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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