IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap is a significant challenge for the shipping industry. To facilitate capacity building regarding the new regulation
The International Maritime Organization’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Regulation came into effect as of 1 January 2020, limiting sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas to O.5O% m/m (mass by mass), from 3.5O% m/m. Similar efforts in reductions in both 2010 and 2015 were unfortunately met with numerous incidents of non-compliance. Monitoring and enforcement of the new limit is the responsibility of Governments and national authorities of Member States that are Parties to MARPOL Annex VI.
The IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap is a significant challenge for the shipping industry. To facilitate capacity building regarding the new regulation, a cooperation agreement between the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the World Maritime University (WMU) is bringing administrations together to share knowledge on sulphur enforcement with workshops in Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. The workshops are supported by the Danish Maritime Fund, with contributions from the Danish Ministry of Environment.