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Sulphur 2020 Regulation
Key points about the IMO 2020 regulation (Sulphur 2020) include:
The central component of IMO 2020 is the reduction of the maximum allowable sulphur content in marine fuels. Before the regulation, ships commonly used high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO), which had a sulphur content of up to 3.5%. Under IMO 2020, the sulphur limit was reduced to 0.5% globally, except in designated emission control areas (ECAs) where an even lower limit of 0.1% applies.
The reduction of sulphur emissions from ships is expected to lead to significant environmental benefits, including reduced air pollution and improved air quality in port cities. Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from ships contribute to air pollution, acid rain, and adverse health effects.
IMO 2020 has had a profound impact on the shipping industry, leading to changes in fuel procurement, investments in new technologies, and modifications to ship designs. It has also influenced global energy markets, as demand for low-sulphur fuels increased.
IMO 2020 is enforced by individual countries and port authorities, who inspect ships to ensure compliance with the sulphur limits. Non-compliance can result in fines and penalties.
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