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The impact of IMO 2020: part one

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

During the past 18 months, ExxonMobil has discussed the implications and challenges of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) imminent 2020 sulfur cap with marine industry stakeholders.

The ‘Talking Points’ series – a six-part video series shot in locations across the world – pitted ExxonMobil against leading industry figures as they discussed IMO 2020 across games made from sulfur concrete. The very element at the heart of this regulation became the platform for discussion, debate and plotting the journey to 2020.

The series opened with Hapag-Lloyd’s ex-COO, Tony Firmin, who played table football with Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil. The discussion focused around the initial reaction to the IMO 2020 deadline including availability of 0.50% sulfur fuels and how compliance can be enforced.

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