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:
- Busan port
- Incheon port
- Ulsan port
- Yeosu port
- Gwangyang port (including Hadong port)
- 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 unmooring.
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.