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« on: March 27, 2018, 11:00:00 pm »

What is the meaning and why one of our customer asking it is compulsory or not in my port? Thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 11:58:39 pm »

Low-Sulphur is usually meant when asked by a ship if they can keep operate their main engine and auxillary engines on HFO or must switch to MGO/MDO with a low sulphur content while operating in the port limits.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 12:01:53 am »

Look here Husni

http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/GHG/Documents/FAQ_2020_English.pdf

and this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur_Emission_Control_Area
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 12:04:55 am »

Low-Sulphur is usually meant when asked by a ship if they can keep operate their main engine and auxillary engines on HFO or must switch to MGO/MDO with a low sulphur content while operating in the port limits.

Thanks yours Capt
As your experience, some port issued the regulation in official letters reg subject or include in port information sending by port agent thorugh shipowner?

Rdgs
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 12:13:51 am »

Usually Port Authorities circulate implemented regulations to all parties concerned which of course should include all shipping agencies registered at the port. Port agents should then advise the ships accordingly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 08:07:19 am »

Husni, your local Port Authority should be able to provide you with information on the subject matter. Some ports in FE has implemented voluntary use of low sulphur, and as an incentive, ports offer lower port fees to vessels using LS oil. But for example Hong Kong (HK) requires LS (with 0.5% limit) oil to be used when alongside, and not whilst manouvering in and out of port.

Keep in mind that Low Sulphur (LS) oils does not necessarily mean gas oil or diesel oil, also low sulphur heavy fuel oil can be purchased (at a premium cost) around in the world, but I belive majority of owners prefer MGO / MDO.

Low sulphur may mean 0.5% suplhur or 0.1% sulphur (currently in force in ECA in Europe) and 0.1% is the global goal that IMO is aiming for in 2020. Once again, check with your local Port Authorities what, if any, limits they have imposed...mandatory or voluntary.

If vessels are running with exhaust scrubbers, they avoid this issue all toghether.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 12:13:12 pm »

Thanks again, appreciate for enlightenment fm both of you

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