China - Emission Control Area extended to all ports in Zhejiang

8 September 2017


Members will already be aware of the Regulations concerning the low sulphur fuel requirements in specified Emission Control Areas (ECA), including Shanghai, Ningbo – Zhoushan, Suzhou and Nantong, as outlined in previous News  Alerts (click here). 

The Correspondent, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Limited, has provided a further update relating to all ports within the Zhejiang ECA.  As from 1 September 2017 onwards, the requirement to use fuel oil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.5%mm when berthing extends to all ports within the Zhejiang ECA. This includes the ports of Jiaxing, Ningbo-Zhoushan and Taizhou.

Further information on the applicable areas and requirements is set out in the Correspondent’s Circular, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Members should review their bunkering and fuel changeover arrangements to ensure compliance with these Regulations. Members should also ensure that documentary records are in order and fuel samples are kept (as appropriate) to show compliance, which should help to avoid delays and penalties being imposed.