IMO to fast-track global sulfur ban

A de facto ban against carrying non-compliant fuel on board, which looks set to be approved by the IMO on Friday, will likely come into force already in March 2020. According to ShippingWatch's sources, the matter has been upgraded to an urgent issue.

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A ban on carrying non-compliant fuel on board vessels could become effective already in March 2020 – just three months after the new global sulfur cap is set to come into force.

Such a development looks likely after a series of meetings at the IMO this week, when the proposal was upgraded to an urgent matter.

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