Time to set sail anew

As the Jan. 1 deadline for implementing IMO 2020 regulations moves closer, most discussion has centered on three paths by which shippers might reach the new global 0.5% sulfur limits on maritime fuels: burning the cleaner fuel, installing exhaust scrubbers to continue to burn higher-sulfur fuel, or switching to LNG as fuel. Focus on these options is warranted, as they provide the only timely implementable solutions other than willful noncompliance.

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