In October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) confirmed a global limit for
sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) to become effective on
1 January 2020. The implementation of this regulation will have far-reaching implications
throughout the marine fuel supply chain, and will require detailed consideration by all parties
associated with the production, distribution, storage, handling and use of these fuels. For this
reason, a Joint Industry Project (JIP) has been established to raise awareness of these issues.