Liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuel advocator SEA\LNG is pushing for the carriage ban on non-compliant fuels.
The ban prohibits the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for use on board that exceeds the 0.50% sulphur limit due to come into effect on 1 January 2020.
However, it does not apply to ships with an approved equivalent arrangement to meet the sulphur limit – such as an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) or scrubber unit.
“A carriage ban, as proposed, will provide greater certainty to shipping lines considering new build and retrofit investment options for compliant marine fuelling solutions such as LNG,” says Peter Keller, SEA\LNG chairman and executive vice president at TOTE.
“It lessens the chances of these investments being undercut by less scrupulous operators looking to burn non-compliant fuels.
“It will also send a strong message to suppliers, urging them to make the necessary investments in plants and infrastructure to deliver compliant marine fuels.”
Photo credit: SEA\LNG
Published: 14 March, 2018
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