Copenhagen Malmö Port and Scandinavian Tank Storage are to build a facility for low-sulphur marine diesel. The EU’s sulphur directive came into force on 1 January. Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) is ready to receive vessels that can refuel with low-sulphur marine diesel in a newly-established terminal being built in Malmö and financed by Scandinavian Tank Storage AB (STS) and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
The sulphur directive requires all vessels in the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) area, which includes the North Sea, Baltic Sea and English Channel, to use low-sulphur marine diesel with effect from the start of this year. According to the regulations, the maximum permitted amount of sulphur in the fuel has been reduced from 1.5 percent to 0.1 percent, by weight.
To enable vessels to bunker with the new fuel in the region, CMP and STS are jointly investing in the port of Malmö to establish a dedicated bunkering quay with associated terminal. Statoil will be the fuel supplier.