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Pandemic masking results

Maritime Risk International

Pandemic masking results

It will be difficult to ascertain a full picture of how well the international shipping industry is complying with the new sulphur 2020 environmental legislation and to judge the effectiveness of enforcement measures until sometime after the Covid-19 pandemic has receded, maritime law firm Hill Dickinson has said. Introduced on 1 January this year, the implementation of Regulation 14.1.13 of Marpol Annex VI is a key issue for the shipping industry, particularly in respect to how the sulphur cap is being observed and enforced. The horizon issue was the carriage ban, effective on 1 March 2020, which prevents any vessel not fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system from carrying marine fuel with a sulphur content in excess of 0.5 per cent m/m for use on board.

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