Regulatory Requirements

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the European Union (EU) and other Regulators aim to minimize airborne emissions (Sox, NOx, PMs) and Green House Gas emissions (CO2) from vessels.

The IMO, a United Nations (UN) body that regulates and controls most aspects of global shipping, through the marine pollution protocol (MARPOL) has enforced a 0.5% Global Sulphur emission cap, effective as of January 1st 2020. This will create a major change in the shipping industry, considering that the current Global limit today is 3.5%. The shipping community is examining how to adopt and comply with the new, more environment-friendly regulation. There are alternative solutions; LNG evidently provides the best long- term option.