According to the prior notice issued by China Ministry of Transport (MOT) in late December, ships to berth at ports (excluding one hour after berthing and one hour before departure) within three PRC ECAs are required to use fuel with sulfur contents ≤0.5% m/m as from January 1st.

Credit: American P&I Club

In November, China Classification Society published a report summarizing the updated China ECAs Implementation scheme, informing also about the penalties that ships will have in case of non compliance.

Namely, ships which fail to meet the requirements of emission equivalent to the one of low sulphur fuel oil should be, will be subjected to one or more of the followings :

  • Warning education,
  • Corrective actions,
  • Detention

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