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IMO agrees on global sulfur directive from 2020

On Thursday, the IMO agreed that ships' fuel may not contain more than 0.5 percent sulfur starting in 2020. The agreement will reduce sulfur pollution from shipping by more than 80 percent, according to the Danish Ministry for Food and the Environment.

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The global sulfur directive for the shipping industry will come into force in 2020.

This is the reality after the IMO member states on Thursday at the meeting in London reached an agreement concerning a cap on ships' sulfur emissions, informs the Danish Ministry for Food and the Environment, in a statement.

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