DH Design have produced the next edition of BUNKER magazine for S&P Global – Platts.
Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions, Aldous Huxley famously said, it’s walled and roofed with them! So it was with the International Maritime Organization when, in the face of some industry resistance, it decided on a new ultra-low global limit on sulfur in marine fuels, from January 2020 onwards. While no one could argue with the IMO’s intentions, it was they said – a bit like St Augustine – the timing that was the problem – as well as a stream of other issues such as the upgrade of vessels, the availability of the cleaner fuels, and the enforcement and implementation of the new rulings. This issue of Bunker magazine looks at these and some of the other challenges facing the industry in preparing for that deadline.