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China tightens sulfur regulations in more ports

Chinese authorities have designated more ports as being in special zones where ships are required to use low sulfur fuel, and the country weighs tightening the sulfur emission limits even further starting in 2018, reports Seatrade Global.

CMA CGM i Ningbo Port

The Chinese authorities continue their efforts to reduce sulfur emissions from vessels sailing in Chinese waters.

More than ten ports in China, most recently the Zhejiang port near the Pear River delta, have now implemented a 0.5 percent sulfur limit, corresponding to the one set to come into force with the global sulfur cap on Jan. 1 2020, according to Seatrade Global.

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