IMO Secretary General on global sulfur rules: No turning back

Global sulfur requirements will arrive in 2020, stressed IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim at the opening of a crucial series of meetings in London this week.

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The date is set.

Starting Jan. 1 2020, carriers around the world will have to comply with the global sulfur requirements and either sail on fuel with a maximum sulfur content of 0.5 percent, have a scrubber installed on the ship or switch to a gas such as LNG.

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