Global oil major Shell on Monday said it had carried out 19 successful trials of the 0.5% sulfur fuel oil with shipowners at key ports globally, and will be carrying out further trials in New Orleans, Rotterdam, and Singapore. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now This comes as less than eight months remain for the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels. The IMO will cap global sulfur content in marine fuels at 0.5% from January 1, 2020, down from the current 3.5%. That will apply outside designated emission control areas where the limit is already 0.1%. Shipowners will have to burn cleaner, more expensive fuels or install scrubber units for burning high sulfur fuel oil to comply with the rule. Shell said in a statement that all trials showed that with the correct preparation, the fuels performed […]