HFO availability a growing concern: Total

Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet warned high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) availability would almost certainly diminish as a result of decreasing demand (credit: Total).

Total is urging shipowners to undertake careful fuel and luboil testing on their vessels ahead of time to avoid breakdowns come 2020, with supply challenges abounding on entry into force of the IMO’s 0.5% global sulphur cap.

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