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Alphabulk: Sulfur requirements likely not possible from 2020

If the IMO should decide next week to lower the limit for sulfur content in marine fuel to 0.5 percent as early as 2020, the demand for more environmentally friendly fuel will explode, writes Alphabulk.

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The UN International Maritime Organization is preparing for the next phase in global regulations of permissible sulfur content in marine fuel which will reduce the limit from the current 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent sometime between 2020 and 2025. The European Union has already decided that the reduction will take force in 2020 in European waters.

According to Alphabulk, it is highly doubtful whether or not the bunker industry can supply the necessary amount of fuel with low sulfur content as early as 2020 because growth in demand will be massive at about 400 percent as a result of new global standards.

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