2015 will bring new requirements for shipowners operating in Northern Europe, where the SECA zones will come into force. But many carriers still hesitate to pick a solution: On the one hand, they could opt for the Scrubber technology, which cleans sulphur from the ships' emissions. On the other hand, they could choose to switch to LNG or low-sulphur oil (MGO) with 0.1 percent sulphur, the two only types of fuel allowed for ships sailing without scrubbers.
OW Bunker is convinced that a majority of carriers will go for the distillate with 0.1 percent sulphur, and the bunker company is currently working to develop a supply chain for the fuel. A particular concern related to this fuel in the industry is whether there are sufficient amounts available. A question that Søren Christian Meyer, Vice President, OW Bunker & Trading, answers right away: