Vietnam bans high-sulphur diesel fuel

London: Vessels using marine diesel with more than 0.25% sulphur content will be banned from Vietnamese waters from January 2016, the country’s government has confirmed.

The government approved a proposal from the science and technology ministry on Monday that will instate a blanket ban on the fuel across the country in an aim to reduce lower quality fuels being fraudulently sold as higher grades.

Import contracts for high-sulphur diesel will be used up by the end of 2015, the government said in a statement on Monday.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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