30th December 2019
I saw three ships, three kings… three titans of legislation, now in force appearing. That’s some epiphany dawning with the new decade.
Whilst many ship operators will be prepared for low sulphur fuel as IMO 2020 comes into force, there will be many others who aren’t.
Legislation is one thing, enforcement is quite another when left to individual states. Countries such as South Africa, Jamaica and much of the Caribbean lack domestic laws, whilst the UAE reportedly lacks any intention of robust enforcement from 1 January.
Meanwhile, the EU sets out an over-arching climate policy that aims to set stiffer limits, rules and subsidies across industries, including energy, construction, automobile, aviation …and maritime.