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

News Round-Up 16 December 2019

IMO 2020 News Round-Up 16 December 2019 – 15 days to 1 January 2020 Ship and Bunker: Singapore: HSFO Still Most Popular Marine Fuel in November But HSFO now less than than 50% of the total volume as distillate & LSFO sales hit record highs. Read in Full https://shipandbunker.com/news/apac/620092-singapore-hsfo-still-most-popular-marine-fuel-in-november Top 10 Bunker Suppliers for 2020 … Read moreNews Round-Up 16 December 2019

News Round Up 9 December 2019 – 24 days to 1 January 2020

Shipping Watch: Container rates soar ahead of 2020 Container rates increased 9 percent last week, show data from the SCFI. Jefferies says scrubber retrofits and new bunker surcharges inflate rates, while SeaIntelligence Consulting CEO Lars Jensen mainly sees effects tied to preparations up to 2020.  More https://shippingwatch.com/secure/carriers/Container/article11795129.ece (subscription needed)   Maritime Executive: Nautilus: Mariners Risk … Read moreNews Round Up 9 December 2019 – 24 days to 1 January 2020

News Round Up 2 December 2019

Safety4Sea – 2020 sulphur cap: Precaution of ‘Compatibility’ and ‘Cold flow properties’ for compliant fuels In the wake of the fast approaching implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the production method of the compliant fuel oils is expected to become more diverse than at present. As such, the Japan P&I Club noted five properties of … Read moreNews Round Up 2 December 2019

News Update 18 November – Sulphur 2020

Please find all the stories from last week  concerning Sulphur 2020 News roundup – for week commencing 11 November 2019 Bunkerspot – (subscription) ASIA PACIFIC: CHINA’S SINOPEC REPORTEDLY PLANNING 100-BARGE BUNKER FLEET Chinese energy giant Sinopec is reportedly planning to build a fleet of 100 barges over the next three years as part of its … Read moreNews Update 18 November – Sulphur 2020

News Update 11th November Sulphur 2020

 Lloyd’s List-More carriers add transitional fuel charges by James Baker, Friday, 8 November 2019  The low-sulphur surcharge, effective from December 1, has been calculated using the price difference between high-sulphur fuel and low-sulphur fuel average prices in October. The “retained value” is $200 per tonne, which is then multiplied by trade coefficient, and will apply to … Read moreNews Update 11th November Sulphur 2020

Sulphur 2020 News Update 4 November 2019

News Update 4 Nov 2019

SHIPINSIGHT-2020 sulphur rules driving tanker freight rate rise by Malcolm Latarche , Monday, 4 November 2019 In its weekly analysis, Poten says because only a small percentage of ships will have scrubbers by the start of the year, the freight rates will, at least initially, be driven by ships without scrubbers, burning more expensive low-sulphur fuel. To … Read moreSulphur 2020 News Update 4 November 2019