Tag: IMO 2020

2020 fuels could increase risk of corrosion, warns LuminUltra
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2020 fuels could increase risk of corrosion, warns LuminUltra

Microbial monitoring specialist LuminUltra has highlighted its concerns over the quality of some fuels compliant with the 2020 global sulphur cap. Commenting on the blending of biodiesel with HSFO and distillates, which go towards reducing the amount of SOx emitted during the combustion process, Patrick Taylor, LuminUltra’s newly appointed director of global business development, said:...

Blockchain and DNA-based marine fuels tracking solution goes live
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Blockchain and DNA-based marine fuels tracking solution goes live

Blockchain and DNA-based fuels tracking solution, BunkerTrace, has announced its commercial launch shortly after a successful trial in the Netherlands, which was conducted in partnership with Cooperative Bebeka. Announcing the launch at Aracon, BunkerTrace is now ready to receive requests for commercial partnerships and adoption by bunker suppliers, ports and operators. The solution, which adds...

Shell Marine publishes white paper on cylinder oils for 2020
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Shell Marine publishes white paper on cylinder oils for 2020

Shell Marine has published a new White Paper that offers shipowners and operators guidance on cylinder oils and engine care to ensure a smooth transition to IMO 2020. ‘IMO 2020 Ready’ from Shell Marine sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges faced by customers before, during and after the regulatory deadline. The publication gives...

Prepare for a new normal in environmental compliance, says Castrol
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Prepare for a new normal in environmental compliance, says Castrol

Lubricants supplier Castrol has advised the shipping industry to expect a period of ‘new normal’; where continuous change in environmental compliance standards is driven by regulation, adding layers of technical complexity for owners and operators. As the industry examines its current and future fuel choices in preparation for compliance with IMO 2020, Castrol warns that...

VPS launches automatic test method for wax appearance temperature of VLSFOs
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VPS launches automatic test method for wax appearance temperature of VLSFOs

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has successfully completed R&D work into instrumentation development  &  test  methodology,  in  order  to  develop  and launch a new test method which accurately measures the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) of the new Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFOs) marine fuels. New fuel blends to meet the IMO 2020 regulation will contain...

DMA and World Maritime University share knowledge on 2020 enforcement
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DMA and World Maritime University share knowledge on 2020 enforcement

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the World Maritime University, Sweden, have announced a collaboration to bring administrations together to share knowledge on sulphur enforcement in key regions. On January 1, 2020, the new global sulphur limit will enter into force. The sulphur content of ship fuel must not exceed 0.5 per cent after this...

IMO sulphur 2020 and the role of advanced marine fuel management systems
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IMO sulphur 2020 and the role of advanced marine fuel management systems

Damian McCann, product manager for enginei EFMS, looks at how the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 regulations will put even greater importance on fuel management efficiencies. As IMO Sulphur 2020 draws ever closer, the focus on vessel fuel implications grows ever stronger. In particular it is widely accepted that the costs of refining low sulphur fuel will...

CMA CGM outlines its 2020 compliance route
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CMA CGM outlines its 2020 compliance route

French shipping company CMA CGM Group has confirmed that it will comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap by using a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG), 0.5 per cent or 0.1 per cent sulphur fuel, and advanced air quality systems. The new IMO 2020 low sulphur regulation impacts the global shipping industry and...

ClassNK releases guidance on switching to low-sulphur fuels
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ClassNK releases guidance on switching to low-sulphur fuels

ClassNK has released its “Booklet for ship crew members: Precautions concerning change-over to 0.5 per cent sulphur compliant fuel oils” to help crew members responsible for operations in the change-over from conventional fuels oils to those compliant with the 2020 sulphur cap. In light of the sulphur limit regulation affecting the world on a global...

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...

Blockchain-enabled logistics tool boosts maritime efficiency
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Blockchain-enabled logistics tool boosts maritime efficiency

Swiss company Singular Point has an ambition to re-shape and improve the way shipping and chartering activities are conducted. The company has developed a single platform blockchain-enabled solution to support the industry’s efforts in delivering efficient operations. VPO Global spoke with CEO and product manager of Singular Point, Mr Antonio Albiero about the new blockchain...