The deadline near for fuel transition, the problem with fuel disposal arises

The International Maritime association has given the deadline of 1st January 2020, to change the fuels aboard all the liners and maritime vehicles in the sea at that point of time with a lower Sulphur grade fuel which has been produced in various refineries and have been tested by the IMO for the regulatory compliance of the same, but with that said and the maritime industry stuck in the mud pile as a lot of its vessels are still at large in the sea with the transitioning of fuel coming at a very and time for them, the Petrochemical industry has given them another lifeline by making sure that all the major ports and harbors are supplied sufficiently with this new grade of fuel which is IMO regulations compliant, and thus the fuel can be changed for the vessels who come onshore to dislodge their cargo. Now, this unique circumstance has created another problem for the maritime industry in the form of disposal of the oil that will be taken out of the fuel tanks which has higher Sulphur content, as this cannot be reused in any of the maritime vessels and also isn’t fit to be used anywhere else for they were manufactured with the usage for the maritime industry’s requirements and regulations.

Singapore is leading the way in the disposal arena by creating a supply chain of tanker to store these oils and take them back to the refinery where they can be reprocessed into another form of fuel or can then be transported to power plants that are fired by diesel in a bid to save the environmental costs of disposal of fuel.