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Philippine shipowners fear shortage of fuel after 2020

Oil companies in the Philippines are not ready to supply low-sulfur fuel oil, says the chairman of the country's shipowners' association. He says the IMO should exempt the Philippines from the new sulfur regulation until the country is ready.

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Philippine shipowners worry that there will be a shortage of low-sulfur fuel oil in the country's ports next year, and they now want a postponement from the IMO.

The new global sulfur regulations for ship fuel will come into force at the turn of the year. This means that the vast majority of ships must sail on fuel with lower sulfur content.

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