IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance

We are offering free access to Videotel’s new training package: The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance.

As part of the global fight against pollution and environmental change, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working to reduce the impact of the shipping industry on the quality of the air that we breathe. From the 1st January 2020, the IMO has introduced a new global sulphur limit of 0.50% in fuel unless an exhaust gas cleaning system is fitted. All vessels entering Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will still be required to switch to fuels with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10%.

The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance is an awareness video that lays out clearly the new regulations, where and how they apply, how they are enforced, and what crews and owners need to do to be compliant. It explains that there are three methods to meet the new requirement:

  • Burn compliant fuels

  • Use alternative fuels 

  • Install an exhaust gas cleaning system

  • ‘scrubber’

The pros and cons of each are discussed, and the video explains what ships have to do in case things go wrong.

Running down existing stocks of high sulphur fuel oil ideally by the autumn of 2019 will allow a safe period to bunker with compliant fuel oil…

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Find Out What You Need to Know About Compliance

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The Videotel training package consists of two components that help to make it easier for ships’ crews and owners / operators to do the right thing and be compliant with the new regulations.  

What This Training Covers

Video
  • IMO 2020 Sulphur regulations overview
  • Methods of compliance
  • Fuel availability
  • Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report (FONAR)
  • Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) and inspections
Course
Videotel is also working with industry partners on an e-Learning course, primarily aimed at ships’ Chief Engineers that presents the key points of the MARPOL requirement, including implementation planning, fuel management and planning, procedures for establishing compatibility, fuel switching, and use of 0.50% max S fuel in boilers.
 
Watch this space for further announcements.

The video makes it clear that preparation is the key to achieving compliance, a Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) is recommended to ensure that ships are well-positioned for 2020. Running down existing stocks of high sulphur fuel oil ideally by the autumn of 2019 will allow a safe period to bunker with compliant fuel oil.


The Videotel training materials available for download on this site have been produced with great support from within the industry.

Videotel is very grateful to the following for their valuable contributions:
CPO Containerschiffreederei (GmbH & Co.) KG; IPIECA; Minmarine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG; Nautical Institute; Navigator Gas