Tag: Regulatory Compliance

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...

Bold strides towards URN reduction
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Bold strides towards URN reduction

Imagine that whenever you ate, slept or made a phone call, a nearby construction team pulled out their jackhammers and started working. This is the everyday experience of countless marine creatures. Whales, dolphins, seals and millions of other underwater species are routinely affected by Underwater Radiated Noise (URN[1]). In-service ships emit a wide range of...

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...

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...

Clean Marine launches new scrubber application
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Clean Marine launches new scrubber application

Norwegian technology company Clean Marine is launching a next generation marine exhaust gas scrubber application to help shipping companies cut investment costs and operating expenditure. The newly developed SOx scrubber (“naked scrubber”) reduces total installed weight of infrastructure by more than two thirds, which means significant capex savings on the scrubber itself and no need...

ClassNK reorganises structure to support clients with sulphur cap
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ClassNK reorganises structure to support clients with sulphur cap

ClassNK has undergone structural changes to more quickly and efficiently support clients with the IMO’s upcoming 2020 global sulphur cap. One of the changes is an integration of the classification society’s point of contacts in order to help its customers understand and comply with the new regulation and to provide faster support. The points of...

Tres Solutions releases IMO 2020 module
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Tres Solutions releases IMO 2020 module

TVA receives a much-anticipated upgrade with its newly released Bunker Planning module, helping shippers with bunker planning and changeovers as January 1, 2020 quickly approaches. IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new regulation for a 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap for marine fuels. Under...

Digital tools for performance optimisation: a ship operator’s perspective
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Digital tools for performance optimisation: a ship operator’s perspective

The shipping industry is transitioning to a more digitalised and connected way of operating, finding new tools and technologies to improve safety and operational efficiency. VPO Global spoke with one ship operator, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) about the company’s approach to safety and environmental responsibility. The word ‘efficiency’ is regularly heard in the shipping industry...

Ship Finance to fit seven ships with scrubbers
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Ship Finance to fit seven ships with scrubbers

Bermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International (SFI) has confirmed that it will install scrubbers on a total of seven container ships ranging in size from 8,700 to 10,600 TEU. The charter period has been extended on some of the vessels, resulting in an increase of more than $160 million to the company’s fixed-rate charter backlog. In...