The approaching implementation of the bunker regulations can now be seen on the bunker trade in northwestern Europe. Starting January 1st, carriers will only be allowed to emit 0.1 percent sulfur from their ships when operating in the ECA zones, and demand for marine gas oil (MGO) - which represents one solution for complying with the requirements - is now increasing.
"We have seen an increase in demand for MGO since early October," one Rotterdam bunker trader tells Platts.
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