According to notices given by international organizations to Iran by January 1st, all Iranian vessels must use low-sulfur fuel, otherwise they may face many consequences, said the Deputy Director of Maritime Affairs of PMO.
PMO News Portal - Jalil Eslami stated that as a sovereign
body, we are obliged to declare the necessities of using low sulfur fuel and
international issues, and in this regard all the necessary actions have been taken.
Therefore, within the timeframe notified to all Iranian vessels, they should
use low Sulphur fuel by January 1, 2020.
Numerous meetings have been held between the Ports and
Maritime Organization, consumers, shipping companies, owners of Iranian
vessels, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, the Ministry of Petroleum
and other sectors that could help meet the criteria in this regard.
What is important is that all the relevant issues have been
identified and all the necessary information has been communicated to the
relevant authorities, in particular the Ministry of Petroleum, as a producer
and supplier of fuel.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ruled that
from 1 January 2020, marine sector emissions in international waters be
slashed. The marine sector will have to reduce sulphur emissions by over 80% by
switching to lower sulphur fuels. The current maximum fuel oil sulphur limit of
3.5 weight percent will fall to 0.5 IMO 2020 regulations will see the largest
reduction in the sulphur content of a transportation fuel undertaken at one