PNI 1611--All the key ports within three ECAs in China are going to implement the low sulphur fuel requirement as from 01.01.2017.
Circular Ref No.:PNI 1611
 
Date: 30 November 2016
 
Dear Sir or Madam,
 
Subject: All the key ports within three ECAs in China are going to implement the low sulphur fuel requirement as from 01.01.2017.
 
Reference is made to our previous circular No.1510 on ECA issue in China, wherein we advised that MOT issued a new regulation on setting of three ECAs. Subsequently, we issued circular No. 1605 and No.1608 for introducing the implementation of low sulphur fuel requirement at key ports in Yangtze ECA and Shenzhen port in Pearl ECA.
 
As the deadline for implementing the low sulphur requirement in all key ports in the three ECAs are approaching, in order to remind owners to make appropriate preparation, we hereby summarize an overall timetable for implementing the low sulphur fuel in three ECAs in China for owner’s reference as follows:
TimeSulphur Content RequirementApplicable AreaTime Period
From 01.04.2016≤0.5%m/mKey ports in Yangtze Delta ECA, including Shanghai, Ningbo -Zhoushan, Suzhou, Nantong;Berthing period
excluding one hour after berthing
and one hour before departure;
From 01.10.2016≤0.5%m/mShenzhen PortBerthing period
excluding one hour after berthing
and one hour before departure;
From 01.01.2017≤0.5%m/mAll Key ports with three ECAs, including Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Huanghua, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou and NantongBerthing period
excluding one hour after berthing
and one hour before departure;
From 01.01.2018≤0.5%m/mAll ports within ECAsWhole berthing period
From 01.01.2019≤0.5%m/mWhole area of ECAsWhole period when the ship is in the ECAs
 



























Hope the above is of assistance.
 
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Sincerely yours,



Cui Jiyu
Vice President
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