The five sulfur questions that shipowners need answered by 2020

It is clear why sulfur requirements must be implemented in 2020, but that is where the clarity ends. ShippingWatch outlines the five main lingering questions about the future sulfur requirements.

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Everyone in the industry will be forced to take a stance on the impending global sulfur requirements. But what exactly shipowners are preparing for is far from certain today, two and a half years before the deadline.

How will shipowners meet the requirements, how will the regulations be enforced, and what will happen if and when the carriers violate the sulfur rules? Most of these questions remain unanswered, according to industry sources.

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