Tag: Global Sulphur Cap

ICS reminds shipowners of carriage ban on non-compliant fuel
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ICS reminds shipowners of carriage ban on non-compliant fuel

Port state control authorities will begin to enforce the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap from March 1, making it an offence for ships to carry fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5 per cent unless the ship has an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS). The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made an announcement...

China catches two ships violating IMO 2020
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China catches two ships violating IMO 2020

The Standard Club has confirmed that it has received reports of ships violating the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Since January 1, 2020, there have been two separate ships in Chinese waters that have been found to be using non-compliant fuel. The first ship was under a port state control inspection in Qingdao China when...

Lack of sulphur surcharge transparency raises market concerns, says Xeneta CEO
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Lack of sulphur surcharge transparency raises market concerns, says Xeneta CEO

CEO of ocean & air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform Xeneta has voiced his concern around the lack of transparency on surcharging for the compliant and more expensive fuels needed to meet the IMO 2020 regulation. Patrik Berglund, CEO, Xeneta, says that this lack of transparency is, “fuelling growing criticism and unease within...

5 benefits of IMO 2020
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5 benefits of IMO 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published an infographic that outlines some of the major benefits of the global sulphur cap that is due to enter into force on January 1, 2020. From 1 January 2020 the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil will be reduced to 0.5 per cent...

Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs
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Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs

Low sulphur fuel regulations, set to come into force on January 1, 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance, warns a senior lawyer at international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson. As the shipping industry prepares for the introduction...

Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers
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Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers

Malaysia has prohibited the discharge of washwater from open-loop scrubbers from ships operating in Malaysian waters and within 12 nautical miles of the nearest land. A statement released by the Malaysian Marine Department confirms the ban and warns shipping companies calling at Malaysian ports to change over to compliance fuel or use closed-loop scrubbers or...

COACH Solutions introduces IMO 2020 module
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COACH Solutions introduces IMO 2020 module

COACH Solutions has developed a simple overview to help operators manage the increasing demands posed by the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. The new module will provide the operator with a constantly updated overview of which fuel types are onboard the vessel, in which port each fuel type has been bunkered and an estimate of...

Maersk confirms deal to produce IMO 2020 fuel
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Maersk confirms deal to produce IMO 2020 fuel

Maersk Oil Trading and Koole Terminals have announced the signing of an agreement to produce IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel in Rotterdam. Production of 0.5 per cent sulphur marine fuel will take place at the Petrochemical Industrial Distillation (PID) unit, located at Koole’s Botlek site at the Port of Rotterdam. The toll distillation deal allows Maersk...

Videotel offers free training package on 2020 compliance
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Videotel offers free training package on 2020 compliance

Maritime training provider Videotel has announced that it is offering the maritime industry free access to its new training package, “The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance”. As the January 1, 2020 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap approaches, the free awareness video sets out the new regulations, where and how they apply, how they...

Prepare fuel tanks now to meet IMO 2020, says Intertek’s technical manager
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Prepare fuel tanks now to meet IMO 2020, says Intertek’s technical manager

While countdown to IMO 2020 is well under way, there are still concerns around the quality and stability of compliant 0.5 per cent sulphur fuel blends. Uncertainty is exacerbated by the current lack of compliant fuel blends. Global technical manager at Intertek, Michael Green, says that it is unlikely that a clear direction will be...

Indonesia confirms no enforcement of sulphur cap on domestic fleet
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Indonesia confirms no enforcement of sulphur cap on domestic fleet

Indonesia has claimed that it will not enforce the IMO’s global sulphur cap from January 1, 2020. Reuters reported this week that Indonesian authorities will allow Indonesian flagged ships operating in its waters to burn fuel with a higher sulphur content than the global cap permits, which is 0.5 per cent. Ships will therefore be...