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February 12, 2018

IMO studies implementation of ban of non-compliant fuel on board ships

The International Maritime Organization's 0.50% limit on sulphur in fuel oil on board ships (outside designated emission control areas) will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

Ensuring consistent implementation of the 0.50% requirement was a key item on the agenda of IMO's Sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) which met last week at IMO headquarters, London.

The meeting also looked at how to measure black carbon emissions from shipping.

The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.