Specifically, South Korea's goal of maximum sulphur limits (0.1%) and speed limits will support the effectiveness of the programme and includes the following ports/areas will be covered by the air quality control programme:

  • Incheon, Pyeongtaek, Dangjin Area
  • Yeosu, Gwangyang area
  • Busan
  • Busan(west) area
  • Ulsan area

Moreover, by September 1, 2020, ships will be mandated to use fuel with a maximum 0.1% sulphur content while berthing or anchoring during the times set out below:

  • Berthing: 1 hour after completion of berthing until 1 hour before de-berthing.
  • Anchoring: 1 hour after completion of anchoring until 1 hour before leaving anchor.
  • From 1 January 2022, it will be mandatory to use fuel with a max. 0.1% sulphur content while navigating within the ECAs.

The Club reminds that

Reportedly, the use of Scrubbers or Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems will continue to be allowed for compliance purposes, but it is recommended that verification of this should be obtained from local agents or correspondents prior to the ship’s arrival.