As Reuters reports, Sudiono, the Transportation Ministry’s director of shipping and maritime affairs, explained that the sulphur cap will be implemented to every Indonesian-flagged ship, beginning January 1, 2020, both for domestic and foreign shipping.
Last month, the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation had announced that Indonesia will not implement the 2020 suplhur cap regulation on its domestic shipping fleet because of the expense of the cleaner fuel.
What is more, Reuters added that Sudiono had noted in July that another reason for Indonesia not complying with the sulphur cap, would be the fact that state oil company PT Pertamina still produces large amounts of high-sulphur fuel oil.
However, Pertamina will now produce 380,000 kilolitres per year of fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%. From the beginning of next year, Pertamina will establish sales points for the low-sulphur fuel in Jakarta’s main sea port, as well as from a floating storage off Balikpapan in East Kalimantan province.