IMO 2020: What you need to know

As of January 1, 2020, the global limit for sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil on the high seas will be lowered from 3.5 to 0.5 percent according to regulations issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The new sulphur limit will decrease sulphur emissions in seafreight by 80%, with the aim of reducing health risks for humans. Due to higher fuel costs, the switch to cleaner fuels will lead to a price increase on the part of carriers. Shipping companies will not be able to absorb the increased costs and will therefore pass them on to end customers.

We’ve created an overview of the most important information to provide a better understanding of the impact of this regulation and help you plan and optimize your shipping:

IMO 2020 – Guide

We will keep you updated on this topic on a regular basis. If you have any further questions about this measure in the interest of environmental protection, our Sea Cargo team will be glad to assist you.