An audience of ship owners, fuel suppliers, traders and maritime technology providers attending the IBC Asia Bunkering conference in Singapore has heard about International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s latest work on low carbon shipping and air pollution control.
IMO’s Edmund Hughes provided
an update on the work being carried out by the Organization to support effective and consistent implementation of the 0.50% global limit on the sulphur content of fuel oil which will apply from 1 January 2020.
Preparations by the bunker industry for complying with the sulphur limit was one of the key issues being discussed at the conference (26-28 July).
Hughes also highlighted progress on the roadmap for the development of a comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.