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By January 1st 2020, new sulphur regulations come into force that reduce the limit on sulphur content in maritime fuel from today’s 3.5% to 0.5% in most parts of the world. Presently, most ships use so called bunker fuel that emits more sulphur than other fuels and is poisonous to marine life as well as humans. While beneficial for the environment, the new sulphur cap will have a substantial impact on the shipping industry. The following articles give an overview: