Interview: IMO sees ‘by far’ majority of ships complying with 2020 sulfur cap

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is expecting “by far” the majority of the world’s fleet to comply with its tighter sulfur emission standards in 2020, according to the UN body’s head of air pollution and energy efficiency. The IMO’s global sulfur limit for marine fuels is set to drop from 3.5% to 0.5% at the … Read moreInterview: IMO sees ‘by far’ majority of ships complying with 2020 sulfur cap

Buy IMO 2020 Bunkers Early Make an Implementation Plan ASAP: ICS

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the latest organisation to recommend ship operators start buying their IMO 2020 compliant bunkers early. “Shipping companies may need to start ordering compliant fuels from as early as the middle of 2019, and they are strongly recommended to commence developing implementation plans as soon as possible,” says … Read moreBuy IMO 2020 Bunkers Early Make an Implementation Plan ASAP: ICS

UK Shipping: Relaxed on IMO2020

  The UK’s shipping sector is relatively relaxed about the coming rule change on bunker fuel, according to the head of the county’s Chamber of Shipping “By and large, most companies have devised their own strategies for dealing with the introduction of the sulphur cap,” Bob Sanguinetti said in an interview with maritime news provider … Read moreUK Shipping: Relaxed on IMO2020

Odfjell opts for low sulphur fuel over scrubbers for 2020

  Tanker owner Odfjell is set to use low sulphur fuel rather than install scrubber to comply with the IMO’s 2020 0.5% low sulphur fuel cap. “Our conclusion for the moment is that it does not make sense for Odfjell (to install scrubbers),” Odfjell ceo Kristian Moerch said at an oil and offshore conference on … Read moreOdfjell opts for low sulphur fuel over scrubbers for 2020

IMO set to slash sulphur emissions by 80% with 2020 regulation

  As the shipping industry is the biggest culprit of sulphur emissions, the International Marine Organisation (IMO) will be launching Regulation 2020, set to cut sulphur emission, a by-product of the fuels used, by 80 per cent. This will have a marked impact as the marine industry accounts for half of the global fuel oil … Read moreIMO set to slash sulphur emissions by 80% with 2020 regulation

IMO drawing up guidelines on implementation of 2020 global sulphur cap

  The IMO is working with its Member States and the shipping industry “to identify and mitigate transitional issues” surrounding introduction of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, delegates were told at the 5th biennial gmec (global maritime environment congress) taking place at the SMM trade show in Hamburg last week. Delivering the keynote … Read moreIMO drawing up guidelines on implementation of 2020 global sulphur cap

Bimco to Members: Get Moving on Fuel Management

With the 0.5 % sulphur bunker fuel switch only 16 months away, shipowner organisation Bimco has urged owners to put a fuel-management plan in place for their ships. In an article in the latest newsletter, Bimco cites shipping expert opinion on the efficacy of fuel management. “Look at your fuel transition, put a lot of … Read moreBimco to Members: Get Moving on Fuel Management

IMO 2020: Scrubber Uptake, HSFO Demand Being Underestimated, Says Goldman

  Scrubber uptake and HSFO demand for IMO 2020 is being underestimated, according to Goldman Sachs, who is predicting HSFO demand could fall by less than 50% when the global 0.50% sulfur cap on marine comes into force January 1, 2020 The vast majority of the world’s 50,000 strong fleet is expected to switch to … Read moreIMO 2020: Scrubber Uptake, HSFO Demand Being Underestimated, Says Goldman

ONE Open to Multiple Options for IMO 2020 Complience

  Ocean Network Express (ONE) says it has not ruled out any of they key compliance options for the upcoming global 0.50% sulphur cap on marine fuel, but the use of hybrid fuels will be its go-to choice when the new rule comes into force from January 1, 2020 “ONE’s container vessels are equipped to … Read moreONE Open to Multiple Options for IMO 2020 Complience

Will IMO 2020 Introduce Mayhem Or Opportunity To The Refining And Marine Sectors?

It is rare that a fuel specification change could disrupt the oil value chain, but the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) planned change to bunker fuel regulation may do just that. The IMO, the United Nations’ body responsible for the safety and environmental performance of the shipping sector, has ruled that from 1 January 2020, marine sector emissions … Read moreWill IMO 2020 Introduce Mayhem Or Opportunity To The Refining And Marine Sectors?