PNI1714--All Ports within Three ECAs in China are going to Implement the Low Sulphur Fuel Requirement from 01.01.2018
Circular Ref No.:PNI1714
 
Date: 21 December 2017
 
Dear Sir or Madam,
 
Subject: All Ports within Three ECAs in China are going to Implement the Low Sulphur Fuel Requirement from 01.01.2018
 
Reference is made to our latest Circular No.PNI1710 and PNI1711, wherein we advised that Zhejiang MSA and Jiangsu MSA issued formal notice regarding the implementation of Low sulphur fuel requirement at all ports within Zhejiang ECA and Jiangsu ECA.
 
According to the notice issued by China MOT on 02.12.2015, ship’s berthing (excluding one hour after berthing and one hour before departure) at all ports within three ECAs are required to use fuel with sulphur contents ≤0.5%m/m as from 01.01.2018. As the deadline for above is approaching, we hereby summarized below timetable in order to remind owners to make appropriate preparation.
 
TimeSulphur Content RequirementApplicable ECATime Period
01.01.2018≤0.5%m/mBohai-rim Waters ECAs, including Dalian, Yingkou, Panjin, Jinzhou, Huludao, Qinghuangdao, Tangshan, Tianjin, Cangzhou, Binzhou, Dongying, Weifang, YantaiBerthing period excluding one hour after berthing and one hour before departure
Yangtze River Delta ECA, including Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Yangzhou, Taizhou, Nantong, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, Shanghai, Jiaxing, Huzhou, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Zhoushan and Taizhou
Pearl River Delta ECA, including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing
01.01.2019≤0.5%m/mWhole area of Three ECAsWhole period when the ship is in ECA
 
Hope the above is of assistance.
 
Should you have any query, please feel free to let us know.
 
 
Best regards,
 

 
Cui Jiyu
Vice President
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