IAA PortNews offers its video on Russian bunkering market being prepared for 2020 sulphur cap
In less than six months, the International Maritime Organization will ban the use of high Sulphur marine fuel. The main alternatives to heavy fuel oil are low-Sulphur fuels, low-Sulphur diesel fuel and alternative fuels, including liquefied natural gas. How bunker fuel suppliers for water transport are preparing for tightening of environmental requirements – in our reportage.
PortNews-TV correspondent Valeria Angelcheva has prepared a video about Russian bunkering market being prepared for 2020, when the International Maritime Organization will ban the use of marine fuel with high content of sulphur.
The 0.5% sulfur cap comes into force from 1 January 2020 in all international water areas. The exception is the Emission Control Areas with even tougher restrictions of 0.1%.
A serious tightening of environmental requirements under the international MARPOL convention is a challenge for the players of the maritime transport market and suppliers of bunker fuel for water transport. The main alternatives to heavy fuel oil are low sulfur fuels, low sulfur diesel fuel and alternative fuels including liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, the transition to LNG will not be easy.
The video includes comments of Andrey Vasilyev, General Director of Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, and Marina Borisenko, Head of IAA PortNews’ Analytical Department,.
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