IMO sulfur cap – the only certainty is uncertainty

There was still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the IMO’s forthcoming IMO 0.5% sulfur cap, North P&I Club has warned. Both commercial and technical problems could occur for years after the 1st January 2020 deadline and will cost the shipping industry billions of dollars, the P&I club said at a presentation in London last week … Read moreIMO sulfur cap – the only certainty is uncertainty

Shipowners Finally Waking up to Impact of IMO2020

Shipowners are starting to seriously consider how their operations might be effected under the global sulfur cap on bunker fuel coming into force in 18 months’ time. And to meet rising concern about the rule change’s adverse effects, mutual marine insurer North Protection and Indemnity club mounted an information day for its shipowner membership. Anecdotally, … Read moreShipowners Finally Waking up to Impact of IMO2020

More accurate sulfur verification for compliance to IMO 2020 rule needed: BIMCO

The world’s largest shipping association, the Baltic and International Maritime Council, or BIMCO, has called upon the International Maritime Organization to adopt more accurate sulfur verification procedures and an effective implementation plan for compliance to the IMO 2020 rule. This comes as an intersessional meeting of the IMO on sulfur implementation is being held over … Read moreMore accurate sulfur verification for compliance to IMO 2020 rule needed: BIMCO

Is it Really Too Late to Order a Scrubber in Time for IMO 2020?

Scrubbers. The technology more politely known as Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGSAs) will enable vessels to continue burning the same HSFO bunkers they do today after the global 0.50% sulfur cap on marine fuel comes into force on January 1, 2020. Everyone else will be burning more expensive 0.50%S LSMGO or, if they can get … Read moreIs it Really Too Late to Order a Scrubber in Time for IMO 2020?

Supporting sulphur 2020 consistent implementation

An IMO working group is meeting (9-13 July)  to develop guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the 0.50% limit for the sulphur content in fuel oil used on board ships from 1 January 2020, reducing from the current limit of 3.50% (the limit is already 0.10% in designated emission control areas). The intersessional meeting, … Read moreSupporting sulphur 2020 consistent implementation

ISO specification is another step forward for Methanol as marine fuel

IMO decision to task international standards body with new standard reflects growth of interest as Methanol as a safe, clean marine fuel The Methanol Institute has welcomed the decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to invite the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to develop a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol as a marine fuel and … Read moreISO specification is another step forward for Methanol as marine fuel

Hyundai Merchant Marine Plans Scrubber Retrofits

Hyundai Merchant Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Global Services to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on an undisclosed number of vessels. The containership and bulk carrier owner will install the scrubber system developed by Hyundai Global Services parent company Hyundai Heavy Industries last year, with the units to be built in … Read moreHyundai Merchant Marine Plans Scrubber Retrofits

 ‘Major Risks Remain’ as Sulphur Cap Near

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The introduction of the IMO’s global sulphur cap still poses a big risk to shipping and the global economy as 2020 nears, say the authors of the supplemental marine fuel availability study. As reported, the supplemental study (commissioned by a BIMCO-led consortium) provoked debate at IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in 2016, presenting a less … Read more ‘Major Risks Remain’ as Sulphur Cap Near

DHT using 12 VLCCs with Alfa Laval scrubbers to meet the 2020 sulphur goal

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July 3, DHT announced that it has entered into agreements to install exhaust gas cleaning systems, also known as scrubbers, on twelve of its VLCCs. The Company has entered into agreement with Alfa Laval to supply the systems and has also secured shipyard capacity to install all systems within 2019. The systems will be installed on ships … Read moreDHT using 12 VLCCs with Alfa Laval scrubbers to meet the 2020 sulphur goal

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero: ICS Publishes New Insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new periodical to endorse the recent adoption by the UN (IMO) of its ambitious strategy for phasing-out CO2 emissions from the international shipping sector – a historic agreement which the international industry, as represented by ICS, entirely supports. “Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero” explains what the high … Read moreReducing CO2 Emissions to Zero: ICS Publishes New Insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

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