Nor-Shipping IMO 2020 decision roundtable debate findings

CMA CGM Titus container ship in the sunset

The decision to introduce a 0.5% global sulphur cap in 2020 marked the beginning of a significant period of transition for the world's shipping industry.

While the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decision brought certainty with a firm regulatory deadline, it also generated a surplus of questions around the manner and means of its implementation.

ExxonMobil and Bunkerspot brought together a number of shipping industry experts at a closed roundtable discussion at Nor-Shipping in June to debate the key issues associated to the 2020 decision. The comments expressed contributed to a thought-provoking and illuminating debate.

The ten experts took a deeper look into the following areas of debate:

  • The IMO decision and its implications
  • The refining landscape – recalibration and the future for fuel oil
  • 2020 compliance options – scrubbers
  • 2020 compliance options – LNG
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