IMO 2020 & VLSFO

Shipowners, operators and charterers around the world have been carefully preparing marine fuel supplies ahead of the IMO 2020 low-sulphur transition effective since 1 January 2020.

Through our close relationships with oil majors and subcontractors, Monjasa has been supplying compliant Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) with a maximum of 0.5% sulphur broadly across our supply areas since Q3 2019.

Compliance with ISO 8217 and PAS standard

Enabling a successful transition for the industry demands increased on-board operational expertise and detailed product knowledge. Both on the supplying and the receiving vessel.

Introducing VLSFO will result in a wider range of fuel formulations across the industry. Commingling blended products has always posed some uncertainty and will continue to do so after the introduction of VLSFO.

By sourcing marine fuel from the oil majors and applying our detailed knowledge of supply areas and fuel specifications, Monjasa has established product flows in compliance with ISO 8217 standards and the Publicly Available Specifications (PAS).


First VLSFO supply in Southampton

Here you can learn more about Monjasa’s first ship-to-ship supply of VLSFO which took place in Southampton in August 2019.

Please contact your local Monjasa office for more information on the IMO 2020 regulation and supply of VLSFO.