Tag: IMO

HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets
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HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets

  A study published by Norway’s SINTEF has found that exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, used alongside heavy fuel oil (HFO) can help to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chief scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake the continued use of HSFO or HFO (heavy fuel oil) with an...

ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels
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ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels

ClassNK has announced participation as secretariat in a “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” established by the CCR Study Group*. The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the international value chain by use of methane synthesized through methanation technology which combines CO2 and hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources....

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...

CSL and Oldendorff join Trident Alliance
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CSL and Oldendorff join Trident Alliance

CSL Group and Oldendorff Carriers have joined The Trident Alliance to support the transparent enforcement of environmental regulations, including the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Since 2014, the Trident Alliance has worked to build awareness of the need for robust and effective enforcement of marine sulphur regulations to protect public and environmental health and maintain...

Shipoil partners with Inatech to digitalise bunker supply operations
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Shipoil partners with Inatech to digitalise bunker supply operations

Greek bunker fuel and marine lubricants trader Shipoil has appointed Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to digitalise its trading and supply operations as part of a strategy to prevent new low-sulphur emissions rules from 2020 eating into profits. Inatech’s energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system for the bunker industry uses cloud-based computing to reduce...

INTERCARGO highlights 2020 fuel concerns
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INTERCARGO highlights 2020 fuel concerns

  The 1 January 2020 sulphur cap is less than five and a half months away and INTERCARGO has expressed its growing concern of the challenge lying ahead for the industry and the need for a smooth transition. The global availability of safe compliant fuels remains a key question largely unanswered. According to INTERCARGO, the...

DNV GL offers free online SIP to support 2020 compliance
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DNV GL offers free online SIP to support 2020 compliance

DNV GL is offering a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) to help shipowners and managers prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet to ensure compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. While not mandatory, the SIP is an IMO guidance which all ships are encouraged to prepare...

Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent
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Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent

A desktop trial of Just-In-Time ship operations to reduce the time ships spend idling outside ports has shown positive results in cutting emissions and fuel costs. The trial was conducted by members of the IMO-led Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA), at the Port of Rotterdam on July 10. During the desktop...

Veson cloud solution upgraded for IMO 2020
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Veson cloud solution upgraded for IMO 2020

Veson Nautical has announced that new features are being added to its a cloud solution for fleet management, Veslink IMOS Platform, to help users navigate the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur regulation. The IMO 2020 Sulphur cap is designed to reduce marine sector emissions in international waters by 80 per cent from January 1, 2020. More fuel...

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...

Singapore issues guidance to help industry prepare for IMO 2020
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Singapore issues guidance to help industry prepare for IMO 2020

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has issued the “IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 Readiness Plan” to help Singapore’s shipping community understand and prepare for the regulation that will enter into force in 6 months’ time. The guidelines cover preparing the fuel oil system, sampling points, oil tanks, procurement contracts, switch-over requirements, and maintenance regimes to reduce...

ICS urges shippers to prepare as 6 month countdown to 2020 begins
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ICS urges shippers to prepare as 6 month countdown to 2020 begins

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has urged shipowners to prepare an Implementation Plan and has released new guidance to help shipowners ensure compliance with the IMO’s global sulphur cap, due to enter into force January 1, 2020. “These new regulations are good for human health and good for the environment. With just six months...