Global Sulphur Cap 2020 (GSC 2020) is a policy that regulates the limitation of sulphur content in ship fuel to meet the global standard of 0.5% starting on January 1st, 2020. This new regulation creates new challenges faced by shipping companies, in particular those which operate ageing ships or operating ships in the so-called Environmental Control Areas (ECA). Five technological options to encompass the GSC 2020 issues are deploying one of three scrubber systems, or switching to environmentally friendlier fuels, i.e. MGO or LNG. The paper outlines a case study of an Indonesian shipping company operating eleven ships, nine tankers and two container ships, with an age between two and 29 years of age. The Multi-Attribute Utility Theory is deployed to provide a recommendation on the best option.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2021
EventSustainable Islands Development Initiatives International Conference 2019, SIDI IC 2019 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 2 Sept 20193 Sept 2019


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