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North P&I: Update in Taiwan low sulphur fuel rules in 2019

07 Dec 2018

The North of England P&I Association Limited on Tuesday (4 December) released an update regarding the implementation of 0.5% sulphur limit bunker fuel regulations at Taiwanese ports:

Taiwanese authorities confirm that marine fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% must be used within port areas from 1 January 2019.

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) state that all vessels must burn compliant fuel (or use accepted equivalent measures – such as scrubbers) when entering the “international commercial port areas under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China”.

MOTC have listed seven ports where the regulation will take effect:

  • Port of Keelung
  • Port of Taichung
  • Port of Kaohsiung
  • Port of Hualien
  • Port of Taipei
  • Port of Suao
  • Port of Anping

The Taiwanese have issued a notice which also provides the co-ordinates of the boundaries of each port where the sulphur limits will take effect.

Related: LR FOBAS issues reminder on Chinese domestic ECAs and Taiwan
Related: West of England: MARPOL sulphur cap implementation at Taiwan
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Source: North P&I
Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan
Published: 7 December 2018

 

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