Israel Announces Lower In-port Fuel Sulphur Limits

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Vessels calling at ports in Israel will need to use marine fuels with a 0.10% maximum sulphur content under new regulations taking effect in 23 February 2023, reports Future Fuels.

In-port fuel sulphur limits

As the North Club informs, although the Mediterranean Sea Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides and particulate matter was recently adopted at MEPC 79, it will not take effect until 2025.

In such an Emission Control Area , the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships is 0.10% mass by mass (m/m), while outside these areas the limit is 0.50% m/m.

For this reason, Israel, in enacting the new regulations, will put in place measures similar to the EU directive for ships at berth.

Accordingly, the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships whilst in all Israeli ports and/or designated anchorage areas should be not more than 0.10% mass by mass (m/m).

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Source: Future Fuels