Republic of Korea implements national sulphur emission control area


Several South Korean ports will have designated national sulphur emission control areas from midnight 1 September 2020.

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is the latest country to announce the designation of national sulphur emission control areas which will enter into force on 1 September 2020.

The national South Korean sulphur restrictions will apply to the following six ports and a national sulphur emission control area  has been defined for each port:

  1. Busan port
  2. Incheon port 
  3. Ulsan port 
  4. Yeosu port
  5. Gwangyang port (including Hadong port) 
  6. Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port

Initially, from 1 September 2020, ships will have to switch to fuel oil not exceeding a sulphur content of 0.10% from one hour after completion of anchoring or mooring to one hour before completion of heaving up the anchor or de-berthing.

From 1 January 2022, the requirement within the national sulphur emission control areas will be tightened and ships will have to switch to fuel oil not exceeding a sulphur content of 0.10% from entering an national sulphur emission control areas until having left.

Members can read more and download the technical information from the Korean Register (KR).


Aron Soerensen
in Copenhagen, DK


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