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:
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.
Source: North P&I
Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan
Published: 7 December 2018
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