Sulphur 2020: China and France

November 2019

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We have received some updates that may be of interest to Members.

In China, the China Classification Society (CCS) has issued an English version bulletin discussing some of the key points relating to the implementation of the 2020 global sulphur limit. The document includes information about requirements for information submission; requirements for disposal of non-compliant fuel carried on board ships; requirements for recording of fuel oil suppliers; supervision and enforcement. 

The CCS document can be read here.

In France Club correspondents McLeans have provided an update regarding some recent sulphur inspections in France.  The article by McLeans outlines what might happen in inspections in France and  provides a diagram showing various possible scenarios, including possible penalties if a breach is determined to have occurred.

McLeans article can be read here.

Members can keep up to date by reading the Compliance with the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap section on the Steamship website: https://www.steamshipmutual.com/publications/Articles/compliance2020sulphurcap092018.htm