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Norway proposes fuel ban to prevent sulfur cheating

A ban against fuel that does not comply with the sulfur directive could help prevent cheating, say several industry sources. Norway is looking to present an IMO proposal before long – a move that is supported by several other stakeholders.

Going forward, it could become illegal for vessels to carry fuel on board with sulfur contents exceeding 0.5 percent. This is clear after Norway has decided to prepare a proposal for a ban to be submitted to the IMO.

If a fuel cannot be used, there is also no reason to have it on board"

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