India will be complying with the IMO 2020 sulphur regulation of its domestic shipping sector, an official from the shipping ministry has told commodities information and pricing provider S&P Global Platts.
“Domestic shipping will start complying as soon as the low sulphur fuel is available,” he said.
The Hindu Business Line in early September reported the Ministry of Shipping, a branch of the Government of India, considering non-compliance to the IMO 2020 sulphur regulation of its domestic shipping sector.
“We will not insist on implementing the IMO norms for ships that ply in domestic waters — in inland waterways or only along the Indian coast – in order to keep a check on the total logistics cost,” a Shipping Ministry official said, as earlier quoted.
It noted the development was due to part of strategies by the Ministry of Shipping to keep costs low for the local shipping sector in order to increase shipping traffic along the coast and inland waterways.
Published: 26 September, 2019
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