ICS warns of several issues ahead of global sulfur directive

IMO member states need to resolve several issues right away or the global sulfur regulations will result in "chaos and confusion," warns the International Chamber of Shipping.

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There are several problems facing the sector ahead of the global sulfur cap in 2020 – and if these are not resolved as quickly as possible at the IMO, shipowners will end up in a chaotic situation, warned the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) at its general assembly in Hong Kong last week.

These include in particular the fear of a fuel shortage once ships around the world are barred from sailing on fuel with sulfur content exceeding 0.5 percent.

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