Offshore and marine sector on board with stricter fuel rules

Shipowners, operators turn to low-sulphur fuel oil or LNG, install scrubbers on vessels

Under new International Maritime Organisation rules, ships are prohibited from using fuels containing more than 0.5 per cent sulphur. This will reduce the amount of sulphur oxides emitted by ships and in turn cut air pollution.
Under new International Maritime Organisation rules, ships are prohibited from using fuels containing more than 0.5 per cent sulphur. This will reduce the amount of sulphur oxides emitted by ships and in turn cut air pollution.PHOTO: REUTERS

Offshore and marine players here have been gearing up for stricter fuel rules that kick in today.

Ships are prohibited from using fuels containing more than 0.5 per cent sulphur, well under the previous 3.5 per cent limit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2020, with the headline 'Offshore and marine sector on board with stricter fuel rules'. Print Edition | Subscribe