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South Korea Implements National Sulphur Emission Control Areas

South Korea is the latest country to announce the designation of national sulphur emission control areas which will enter into force on 1 September 2020

South Korean sulphur restrictions will apply to the following six ports:

  1. Busan port
  2. Incheon port 
  3. Ulsan port 
  4. Yeosu port
  5. Gwangyang port (including Hadong port) 
  6. Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port

A national sulphur emission control area  has been also defined for each port.

Initially, from 1 September 2020, ships will have to switch to fuel oil not exceeding a sulphur content of 0.10% from one hour after completion of anchoring or mooring to one hour before completion of heaving up the anchor or de-berthing.

From 1 January 2022, the requirement within the national sulphur emission control areas will be tightened and ships will have to switch to fuel oil not exceeding a sulphur content of 0.10% from entering a national sulphur emission control areas until having left.

The initiative of South Korea will support the IMO 2020 low sulphur regulation

Reference: BIMCO

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