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India considers dropping new sulfur regulations

India considers not enforcing the new sulfur regulations for ships sailing on inland routes and along the coast. Indonesia has previously aired a similar idea but had to quickly withdraw it.

India is working to increase sea transport along its coasts. The photo shows a ship docked in the Port of Mundra, Gujarat. | Photo: Amit Dave / Reuters / Ritzau Scanpix

India is considering dropping enforcement of the new sulfur regulations in parts of its waters.

A spokesperson for the country's Ministry of Shipping tells media outlet Hindu Times that there is concern that sea freight will become too expensive once ships start having to sail on more environmentally friendly fuel next year.

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