Tag: Fuels

Japan proves 2020-ready with successful fuel trial
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Japan proves 2020-ready with successful fuel trial

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has announced that trials carried out on new bunker fuels to meet the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap ran smoothly, with no operational issues encountered. Fuels with less than 0.5 per cent sulphur content were tested on coastal vessels comprising steel materials and cement carriers that...

Industry shows support for Methanol as marine fuel
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Industry shows support for Methanol as marine fuel

The shipping community has shown support for the use of Methanol as a marine fuel during a recent seminar held in Athens. The seminar series organiser Capt Saleem Alavi, president of Sea Commerce, reinforced the advantages of Methanol compared to liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is being heavily marketed as a long-term solution. “Methanol is...

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels
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ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels

ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels, which includes Methyl, Ethyl Alcohol and LPG. Ships using alternative fuels, such as the ones mentioned above, can reduce CO2 emissions between 10 and 20 per cent compared with conventional fuel oils that contain sulphur. These types of fuels are therefore expected to be more widely...

Sovcomflot and Gazprom Neft sign LNG bunkering agreement
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Sovcomflot and Gazprom Neft sign LNG bunkering agreement

Sovcomflot Group and Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker have signed a cooperation agreement on the implementation of projects for bunkering ships with liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel. The agreement reinforces the mutual interest of both parties regarding their cooperation in the bunkering of Sovcomflot’s tankers with LNG fuel. The activities also correspond with the state programme...

MoU to study feasibility of green hydrogen for BP refinery
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MoU to study feasibility of green hydrogen for BP refinery

BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the feasibility of making green hydrogen via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The refinery currently uses hydrogen made from hydrocarbons, to desulphurise products. Replacing this entirely with green hydrogen produced from...

The final countdown…the 2020 sulphur cap
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The final countdown…the 2020 sulphur cap

Marine insurance firm Gard has published an article on meeting the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap and how owners and charterers can work with their counterparties to manage the transition to low sulphur fuels. The article published below was written by Sammy Christopher Smallbone, Lawyer, Tokyo.  The cap means that the sulphur content of fuel oil used on...

Genoil converts HSFO to LSFO
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Genoil converts HSFO to LSFO

Canada-based Genoil has announced that its technology to convert high sulphur heavy fuel oil (HSFO) from 1.72 per cent sulphur content to 0.38 per cent sulphur content has been witnessed by Lloyd’s Register (LR). The company, which researches and develops desulphurisation technology has trialled its Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU) under the watch of classification society LR....

GP Global to offer 0.5 per cent fuel from April
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GP Global to offer 0.5 per cent fuel from April

UAE-based GP Global has announced that it will supply 0.5 per cent compliant fuel from April, 2019, to ports including Rotterdam and the ARA region, Fujairah, and Singapore to prepare for the implementation of the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Prerit Goel, group director, GP Global, said: “GP Global is committed to providing bunker customers...