Bimco: Sulfur requirements should not be based on death tolls

It makes no sense to submit reports about the risk of premature deaths caused by sulfur emissions at this point in the debate over the implementation of global sulfur requirements in 2020 or 2025, Bimco tells ShippingWatch.

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ShippingWatch reported yesterday, Tuesday, that a new study shows that 570,000 people around the world are at risk of dying prematurely if the international sulfur requirements are implemented in 2025 instead of 2020.

But shipping organization Bimco maintains that the sulfur requirements can wait until 2025 because there will not be enough low-sulfur fuel available by 2020.

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