Previous MTCC Africa Event

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 - Wednesday, 31 March 2021

WMU Co-Sponsored MTCC-Africa IMO 2020 sulphur limit implementation workshop

Type of activity:

Regional Workshop


The International Maritime Organization’s 2020 Global Sulphur Limit Regulation, which is a significant challenge for the shipping industry, came into effect as of 1 January 2020. It limits the sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas to O.5O% m/m (mass by mass), from 3.5O% m/m. Monitoring and enforcement of the new limit is the responsibility of Governments and national authorities of member States that are Parties to MARPOL Annex VI. To facilitate capacity building regarding the new regulation, a cooperation agreement between the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the World Maritime University (WMU) brought administrations together in a workshop format to share knowledge on sulphur enforcement in three key regions – Africa, Asia & the Caribbean. Three workshops were supported by the Danish Maritime Fund, with contributions from the Danish Ministry of Environment.

The last of the three workshops, the International P2P MTCC Africa Workshop on IMO Global Sulphur Limit 2020, took place during 30-31 March 2021.  The workshop provided the opportunity to discuss and share solutions and best practices for effective enforcement. Indicative topics included, among others, the associated legal basis, fuel samples, document checks, targeting mechanisms, remote sensing and use of sniffers, training of inspectors and sanctions.


Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya