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Low sulphur fuel required for vessels at Shenzhen port from October

1st September 2016

The North P&I Club provides latest updates regarding the new ECAs in China which will be introduced from January 1st,2017. However, effective from October 1st, 2016, ships berthed at Shenzhen port are required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%.

Club’s local correspondents Huatai have advised that reduced sulphur limits will take effect in the port of Shenzhen from 1 October 2016. So far, Chinese authorities have implemented higher requirement on using low sulphur content fuel (not exceeding 0.5%mm) in key ports within Yangtze ECA including Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou and Nantong from 01 April 2016. It is understood that the other core ports within the Pearl River Delta ECA will introduce the 0.5% sulphur limit on 1 January 2017 as per the original schedule.

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