China details 0.1% sulphur cap plans

China details 0.1% sulphur cap plans

China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has detailed its emission control area plans with a 0.5% sulphur limit effective from January 1 next year, and more pertinently 0.1% sulphur limits on ship fuel kicking in along its rivers from January 1 2020 and around the southern island of Hainan from the start of 2022.

Beijing has also stated that it might make the 0.1% limit a national regulation from the year 2025.

China has in recent years cracked down on many heavy industries as the public has rallied against high levels of pollution. This has seen the country become one of the most determined to cut emissions from ships ahead of international regulators.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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