Compliance Options

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Speaking broadly, there are five options available to a shipowner that allow compliance with the 2020 global sulphur cap.

There are pros and cons with each, mostly concerning fuel availability, onboard fuel management, capex and opex and maintenance requirements. It is not a simple choice and the decision on what method of compliance is best depends on a number of factors, such as vessel type, trading area and indeed its expected remaining life.

The five options and their pros and cons are listed below: