Availability of low-sulphur bunkers may not be guaranteed on some trade routes, the head of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Monday.

“There might be some challenges” for shipping companies active in the north-to-south trades, IMO secretary general Kitack Lim said at the opening of the Maritime Cyprus conference in Limassol, less than three months after the sulphur cap is being implemented.

Lim’s statement chimes with concerns