Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation will follow in the footsteps of industry majors such as Maersk by choosing low sulphur fuel to comply with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) regulation, set to enter into force in 2020, has had owners perplexed amid growing pressure from the market to pick the less painful road to compliance.

Namely, as of January 1, 2020, ships will be banned from burning any marine fuel with a sulphur content above 0.5 pct. The exception will be ships fitted with scrubbers.

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