The 2020 IMO global 0.50 percent fuel Sulphur Technical Note:
In less than a week time, From 1st January 2020, the maximum permissible global Sulphur content of marine fuels is going to be reduced from
3.5 % to 0.5% according to MARPOL Annex VI. Ships operating outside
Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will have three options to achieve compliance:
1. By the use of exhaust gas abatement technology (‘scrubbers’), or
2. By burning a fuel with maximum Sulphur content of 0.50%mass, or
3. By burning LNG. To meet continuing legislation inside ECAs.