IMO 2020 could hold silver lining for clean tanker market

he shipping industry faces a hike in costs and operational headaches as a result of IMO 2020 regulations that will cap the sulfur content of marine fuels. At the same time, new streams of product demand will be created, potentially benefiting some shipowners.

The International Maritime Organization’s agreed limit of 0.5% sulfur content for marine fuel will come into effect next January 1 and its ramifications will span the shipping, bunkering, petroleum products and petrochemicals markets.

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