J. Lauritzen challenged by too much sulfur in new fuels and too low supply

J. Lauritzen has now entered about 50 deals in over 20 different ports about new low-sulfur fuels. But some of the new fuels have turned out to have too high sulfur contents, bunker chief says. Supply in Singapore and Panama is also "all wrong" at the moment.

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Dry bulk company J. Lauritzen has seen several instances in which the carrier has taken delivery of low-sulfur fuels with sulfur content in excess of the maximum limit, which takes effect as of next year.

In less than a month, new IMO requirements come into force, meaning ships may only sail on fuel with sulfur contents of maximum 0.5 percent. The previous limit was 3.5 percent.

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