IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

As of 1st January, 2020, amendments to MARPOL have brought in a global sulphur cap of 0.50%. This regulatory change, although undoubtedly a positive one for the marine environment, nevertheless brings with it significant commercial, financial, legal and practical implications for owners and charterers alike.  

In the lead-up to 2020, we have guided our Members as to how best to prepare for the transition, in both contractual and practical terms.  Now that the new regulations are in force and the sulphur cap has become a reality, we are closely monitoring the emerging issues and will continue to provide guidance to Members to ensure a smooth transition into 2020. 

In this dedicated section of our website, we offer a series of focused bulletins as well as resources and external industry guidance for the benefit of our Members.  

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BIMCO has this week published two new clauses designed to address the forthcoming low sulphur content regime which will come into force on 1st January, 2020.

The forthcoming changes to the rules governing sulphur emissions contained in MARPOL Annex VI present technical, commercial and contractual challenges to shipowners.

即将生效的 MARPOL 公约附则VI中控制硫排放规则的修改,给船东带来了技术、 商业和合同订立方面的挑战。 •  哪一方负责额外费用? •  需要对目前使用的租船合同条款进行哪些修改? •  船东如何对现有或未来的租船合同进行修改,来为规则变更后的还船进行准备?


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