Local shipping companies say they’re still waiting for Govt to agree to new rules, writes Jamie Gray.

New Zealand's reluctance to adopt international regulations on cleaner marine fuel is causing confusion and uncertainty in the domestic shipping industry as a January 1, 2020, deadline approaches.

Shipping sources say that regardless of whether New Zealand signs up to an international treaty known as MARPOL Annex 6, it will significantly change the logistics environment.

MARPOL 6 cuts the maximum level for the sulphur content of emissions to 0.5 per cent, down from the current limit of 3.5 per cent.

Refining NZ - which is responsible for meeting about 70 per cent of New Zealand's fuel needs - doesn't make

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