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South Korea carries out national sulphur emission control area

South Korea carries out national sulphur emission control area

The Republic of Korea is the latest country to declare the establishment of national sulfur emission control areas to take effect on 1 September 2020, BIMCO stated in its report.

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The South Korean national sulfur restrictions will apply to the following six ports, and a national sulfur emission control area for each port has been defined:

  • Busan Port
  • Incheon Port
  • Ulsan Port
  • Yeosu Port
  • Gwangyang Port 
  • Pyeongtaek-Dangjin Port

Beginning 1 September 2020, ships will initially have to turn to fuel oil that does not reach a sulphur content of 0.10 percent from one hour after completion of anchoring or mooring to one hour before completion of anchoring or de-berthing.

The criteria within the national sulfur emission control zones will be tightened from 1 January 2022 and ships will have to turn to fuel oil not exceeding a sulfur content of 0.10 percent from reaching a national sulfur emission control zone before they have left.

Maritime Business World 

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