Finland-based oil refining firm Neste has introduced a new IMO 2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel to help shipowners comply with the upcoming regulation.
The Neste Marine™ 0.5, containing maximum 0.5% sulphur, will
be provided to the market during the fourth quarter of 2019.
“Neste Marine 0.5 meets the stricter legislative
requirements for maritime sulphur emissions, enabling smooth operations,” Marko
Pekkola, Executive Vice President of Oil Products at Neste, said.
The product will be available in Northwest Europe.
From January 1, 2020, the IMO will enforce a 0.5% global
sulphur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit. In these
areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content
of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems.