News Round Up – updated 30 March

News Round Up 30 March 2020

11 varied articles below featuring Sulphur 2020 – from availability to impact of Covid-19 Ship and Bunker – IMO Reports Show Sharp Drop in VLSFO Shortages Non-availability of VLSFO is coming down – just six FONARs were filed to the IMO in February down from 42 in January. https://shipandbunker.com/news/world/510733-feature-imo-reports-show-sharp-drop-in-vlsfo-shortages   Tradewinds – Scrubber payback pushed … Read moreNews Round Up – updated 30 March

News Round Up: 22- 30 March

Shippingwatch: MSC accused of illegally carrying heavy diesel on board a ship Container line MSC is accused by the United Arab Emirates of illegally carrying heavy diesel on board one of its ships that is only allowed to sail on low-sulfur fuel. MSC argues that the oil was to be used for a test. https://www.bunkerspot.com/global/50154-global-talusia-universal-lube-oil-receives-nol-from-wingd   … Read moreNews Round Up: 22- 30 March

News Update 16-21 March

Lloyd’s List: Scrubber economics disrupted by coronavirus and Opec plus-stoked oil slide “If the current very low sulphur fuel oil to high-sulphur fuel oil price spread continues for another six months or more, scrubber fittings will prove to be a wrong bet for shipowners,” said one senior dry bulk shipping executive. https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1131467/Scrubber-economics-disrupted-by-coronavirus-and-Opec-plusstoked-oil-slide   Hong Kong … Read moreNews Update 16-21 March

News Update 3-9 March 2020

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Impresses at Sulphur Sniffer Test Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully completed a two-day test of its sniffer capability on board the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS in the shipping lane outside Gniben, Denmark. Ships operating in Europe’s busiest sea routes are permitted to emit exhaust fumes with a sulphur oxide content limited … Read moreNews Update 3-9 March 2020

Sulphur 2020 – News round-up – 25 Feb – 2 March

IMO 2020 everything you need to know BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO AND INTERTANKO LAUNCH SURVEY TO IDENTIFY IMO 2020 FUEL OIL ISSUES – Bunkerspot BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on fleet- and vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents, to share their insight and experiences with the new IMO 2020 compliant fuels by taking … Read moreSulphur 2020 – News round-up – 25 Feb – 2 March

News Round-Up: 18 February – 24 February 2020

SHIPPINGWATCH Scorpio Tankers in fourth quarter turnaround driven by sulfur regulation The lead-up to the new sulfur regulation was one of the main reasons that Scorpio Tankers delivered significantly improved earnings for the fourth quarter. More: https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/Tanker/article11952982.ece?utm_campaign=ShippingWatch%20Newsletter&utm_content=2020-02-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=shippingwatch_com (Subscription)   Low-sulfur fuel premium approaching normal levels The price spread between low-sulfur fuel and heavy bunker is normalizing, … Read moreNews Round-Up: 18 February – 24 February 2020

News Round-Up: 11 February – 17 February 2020

SHIPPINGWATCH New fuels challenge Hapag-Lloyd: “I wouldn’t say that everything is totally relaxed” German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has “in more than once instance” had fuels delivered that do not comply with the new sulfur regulations. “You can’t use non-compliant fuel. Period,” managing director tells ShippingWatch. More: https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/Container/article11934465.ece?utm_campaign=ShippingWatch%20Top%20News&utm_content=2020-02-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=shippingwatch_com (Subscription)   SHIP AND BUNKER Singapore Bunker Demand Reaches … Read moreNews Round-Up: 11 February – 17 February 2020

News Round-up: 4 February – 10 February 2020

SHIPPINGWATCH India removes import tax on low-sulfur fuel Several Indian ports do not have sufficient volumes of new low-sulfur fuels, prompting India to remove the import tax on the new fuels, according to Reuters. More: https://shippingwatch.com/secure/suppliers/article11919343.ece?utm_campaign=ShippingWatch%20Newsletter&utm_content=2020-02-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=shippingwatch_com (Subscription)   New fuels contain a surprising amount of impurities and water The new 0.5-percent fuels have more sediments and … Read moreNews Round-up: 4 February – 10 February 2020

News Round-up: 27 January – 3 February 2020

SPLASH 24/7 Shipping bodies respond to black carbon claims A host of shipping bodies have replied in an open letter to the Clean Arctic Alliance in an ongoing spat about the potential for very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) to emit more black carbon emissions than high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO). In the wake of … Read moreNews Round-up: 27 January – 3 February 2020

Sulphur 2020 News Round Up: 12 January – 24 January 2020

LLOYD’S LIST Don’t mess with Chinese inspectors on the sulphur cap China’s inspectors appear hard working and keen to showcase their efforts on clamping down on sulphur cap violations while few cases have been reported elsewhere. The Chinese inspectors are obviously very diligent and appear keen to showcase their efforts, as few infringements have been … Read moreSulphur 2020 News Round Up: 12 January – 24 January 2020