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  • 2019 January 23 18:27

    Planning for 2020 IMO's sulphur cap has already started

    Aderco, one of the world’s leading maritime fuel treatment companies, is reminding ship owners, ship managers and operators that they should already have started planning to comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap, the company said in its release.

    Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, believes some in the maritime industry perceive the start of the cap as being nearly a year away but they need to rethink that position and quickly to ensure they will be compliant with the new regulations.

    “The IMO sulphur cap starts on January 1 2020 but in reality the planning for compliance is just over a month away. By this March ship owners, ship managers and operators need to be lining up their treatments in preparation for the end of 2019 when they will be bunkering the new fuels. Despite the recent highly publicised bans on open-loop scrubbers, fuel treatment remains the most cost-effective and simplest way to address compliance, as well as providing an extra bonus of helping to protect your marine diesel engines. In this vital run-up to the cap, flushing and cleaning of tanks prior to bunkering new fuel is the most imperative of the tasks needed to be tackled. Even the slightest amount of high-sulphur fuel remaining in the tank will mean non-compliance. Using fuel treatment from our recommended date of June this year should provide the necessary flushing and cleaning ready for the new fuel.”

    Aderco is a world leader in fuel treatments and Olivier Baiwir sees additives as a continuous and highly effective solution to the cap and the smart way towards compliance. It is poured directly into storage tanks prior to bunkering and can also be added directly into fuel tanks to reduce comingling risks, regenerate the current sludge into usable fuel and clean out contaminants before taking on the new low-sulphur fuel.

    ABOUT ADERCO INTERNATIONAL SA

    Founded in Canada in 1981, Aderco develops, manufactures and distributes specialised fuel treatments, including fuel conditioners and lubricity improvers. ADERCO PRODUCTS ARE 100% VEGETAL-ORGANIC, 100% ashless and 100% metal-free. As such they set the benchmark for greater performance, efficiency and sustainability in fuel-powered operations in the marine/maritime, mining, power generation and transportation sectors worldwide.




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