The Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) have issued warning letters on the sulfur content of marine fuels ahead of 2020.
Issued during inspections, the letters are expected to increase awareness of and encourage timely compliance with the new IMO requirements, the PSC administrations said.
The implementation of the global sulfur cap will have considerable implications on ship operators, the fuel oil supply chain and the industry as a whole.
To facilitate a smooth and consistent implementation of the global 2020 sulfur cap, the Paris and the Tokyo MOUs will carry out a joint information campaign by issuing a letter of warning to ships during inspections this year.
A letter of warning will be issued to ships found not yet ready for compliance with the relevant requirements that will enter into force at the beginning of 2020, the PSCs said.