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IRISL Struggling to Comply With IMO’s Low-Sulphur Regulations

From January 1 the IMO’s low sulphur regulation came into effect. All sea-going vessels worldwide have to comply and reduce their sulphur emissions by 85%
IRISL Struggling to Comply With IMO’s Low-Sulphur RegulationsIRISL Struggling to Comply With IMO’s Low-Sulphur Regulations

Iran's shipping fleet requires at least 40,000 tons of low-sulphur fuels per month to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s new regulations demanding a 0.5% global sulphur cap for marine fuels, managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said.
“The National Iranian Oil Company has met 75% of the IMO’s demand in the past two months,” Mohammad Reza Modarres Khiabani was quoted as saying by IRNA.
To fulfill the rest (10,000 tons), IRISL has resorted to alternatives, one of which is blending mazut with low-sulphur diesel that is economically open to question. 

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