Navigate Change with Us
Starting on 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) imposed a sulfur cap of 0.5% in fuel oil. The substantial sulfur reduction from 3.5% m/m to 0.5% m/m applies for ships operating outside emission control areas (ECA).
In ECAs like the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and US Caribbean Sea, the limit of 0.10% is already in effect with the use of marine distillates and ULSFO (Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil).
There exist different options to comply with the new regulations. Rollover to explore some of the most common solutions:
MGO covers the range of marine fuels that consists of distillates only and is high in availability and compatibility.
Scrubbers are exhaust gas cleaning systems that can be installed in order to allow shipowners to continue burning HSFO, while remaining compliant with IMO 2020.
HSFO With Scrubbers
Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil covers the new range of blended products that contains a maximum of 0.5% sulfur, which makes it an IMO compliant fuel outside ECAs.
Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil contains a maximum of 0.1% sulfur and is primarily used by ships operating in ECAs.
Liquified Natural Gas is among the cleanest burning fossil fuel forms, with almost zero sulfur emissions and a reduced CO2 footprint. There is a growing availability of LNG bunkers but it is still not widely available.
Electrical power, biofuels, hydrogen, methanol and other alternative energy sources are viable options but currently not widely available in all ports.
IMO 2020 Services
With our technical expertise and advanced tools, we can guide you to smoother journeys post 2020. We can help determine whether the new fuel is compatible and available during your route.
Our worldwide sourcing team ensures competitive prices due to our strong and long-standing supplier relationships. With our database of IMO 2020 compliant fuels and product availability, you can easily plan your voyage accordingly. See below map for information on selected ports or contact us for more information.
To achieve compliance, shipowners may require our assistance to debunker all non-compliant fuel. We can test the onboard fuel, remove it and replenish with compliant fuel.
Our financing package accommodates the expected price increases and subsequent demand for liquidity. With this financial flexibility, we can help your business keep moving.
Our in-house dedicated technical team will mitigate potential claims due to non-compatibility or specification changes. This gives you peace of mind while you transition to new products.
Fuel Supply Around the World
See below information for selected ports only. To know about other ports, please contact our team.