Taiwan has issued a statement mandating the use of 0.5% sulphur limit bunker fuel at its ports from January 1, 2019 onwards according to a government document obtained by Manifold Times.
The new rule will be applied on both domestic and international vessels at all Taiwanese ports, according to the Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
To facilitate the switch, Taiwan will offer a subsidy of NT 5,000 ($171.60) to all vessels using 0.5% sulphur limit bunker fuel at its ports from 1 February, 2018 onwards.
The Taiwan move comes ahead of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandate to have vessels consume 0.5% sulphur limit bunker fuel from 2020.
Manifold Times earlier reported Taiwan setting aside a total NT $77 million to reward the practise of slow steaming and consumption of low sulphur marine fuels within territorial waters in 2018.
Published: 1 February, 2018
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