China emission controlled areas (ECAs) at three regions will be scheduled to take effect on 1 January, 2018, alerts mutual protection and indemnity club The American Club.
It referred to a prior notice issued by China Ministry of Transport (MOT) on December 2, 2015 requiring berthed ships at selected ports to consume bunker fuel with a sulphur content of below 0.50% from January 1, 2018.
The vessels are required to use the fuel for the entire duration of the berthing period; excluding one hour after berthing and one hour before departure.
The three regions are as follows:
Bohai-rim waters ECA; including Dalian, Yingkou, Panjin, Jinzhou, Huludao, Qinghuangdao, Tangshan, Tianjin, Cangzhou, Binzhou, Dongying, Weifang, Yantai
Yangtze River Delta ECA; including Nanjing, Zhenjiang Yangzhou, Taizhou, Nantong, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, Shanghai, Jiaxing, Huzhou, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Zhoushan and Taizhou
Pearl River Delta ECA; including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing
Published: 27 December, 2017
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