GEODIS (who gave a webinar on carbon emissions to HLA members recently) have alerted us to legal changes affecting shipping freight.

The IMO (International Marine Organization) has set a limit for Sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% from January 2020. This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and would have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports and coasts. IMO2020 is the first in a series of steps by the IMO to reduce emissions in response to climate change (source: IMO). All ships will be required to comply on all of the world’s oceans. Stricter 0.1% Sulphur will remain in the emission control areas in Europe and North America.

To read more about the implications, please click the link for a PDF article: IMO 2020