Peter R. Knight

Peter Knight is a member of Robinson+Cole's Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, where he focuses on litigation, defense of agency enforcement actions, and regulatory matters. He represents a variety of coastal and maritime interests in connection with large vessel casualties, oil spills and emergency response, criminal enforcement, and counseling on U.S. Coast Guard regulatory matters, including investigations and U.S. prosecution of claimed oil dumping by commercial shipping companies.

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The IMO 2020 Sulfur Cap in the United States: Compliance Issues

By Peter R. Knight 2019-03-19 10:54:03

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap is fast approaching.  As of January 1, 2020, the sulphur content of fuel used on most commercial ships may not exceed 0.5%, a substantial reduction from the current limit of 3.5% in place since 2012.  When the new rule takes effect, vessel operators will have three compliance options: 1) Utilize IMO-compliant fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% (LSF); 2) Continue to burn high-sulphur...

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