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Lloyd's Register: Many issues concerning new fuels

17 days left until sulfur regulations: An increasing number of ECA fuels are hitting the market, but it will take time for the fuels to break through, says Naeem Javaid, regional FOBAS manager at Lloyd's Register. And there are also discernible potential issues, he tells ShippingWatch.

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In light of the looming sulfur regulations for in ECA SOx zones effective from January 1st 2015, numerous companies are announcing new fuel solutions that will help enable carriers to comply with the requirements to reduce sulfur emissions to 0.1 percent.

But it will take some time for the new hybrid fuel solutions, such as ExxonMobil’s HDME 50, to break through the sound barrier, says Naeem Javaid, Regional FOBAS Manager, Bunker,EMEA, part of marine consulting of Lloyd’s Register Group.

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