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

Ship & Bunker: Ardmore Shipping Declares for 0.5% Bunker Fuel

The bunker fuel choice for Ardmore Shipping is to be 0.5% bunker fuel with marine gasoil as standby, the company has said. Chief executive Anthony Gurnee is confident of there being sufficient supplies of IMO2020 grade fuel in the market. Click here to read the full article. #sulphur2020 #sulfur2020 #IMO2020

A Pocket Guide: How to prevent bunkering malpractices on ships?

Index Introduction Types of Bunker Malpractices Understanding Malpractices of Bunker Gravitating Understanding Cappuccino Effect Coriolis Flow Meters Methods & Techniques to Detect Bunker Fuel Concealment Bunker Surveys In shipping industry, bunker fuel suppliers employ several dubious practices during a typical bunker stem operation. These malpractices are usually more prevalent in Asian ports than in those … Read moreA Pocket Guide: How to prevent bunkering malpractices on ships?

FUEL CONTAMINATION – A GET ME HOME SOLUTION?

An example of a damaged plunger

FUEL CONTAMINATION – A GET ME HOME SOLUTION? Contaminated fuel now also found in the world’s largest ship refuelling hub, Singapore, in addition to the Americas, has resulted in engine failures and mechanical damage according to a recent report from a Singapore-based marine fuel surveyor. Given certain parameters, the fear of being stranded at sea … Read moreFUEL CONTAMINATION – A GET ME HOME SOLUTION?

IMO issuing a “Letter of Warning” starting 1 January 2019

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 51st Committee meeting in Cascais, Portugal, from the 7-11 May 2018. The Paris MoU agreed to an information campaign by issuing a “Letter of Warning” starting 1 January 2019, to encourage timely compliance. Ahead of the new maximum limits for sulphur in … Read moreIMO issuing a “Letter of Warning” starting 1 January 2019

THE FIRST VOTE OF THANKS GOES TO ….

If the reports in one of the prestigious maritime journals is to be believed (and we do!) then we are starting to learn when and where the new IMO 2020 compliants fuels will be available and most importantly, where they will be bunkered. According to one magazine: “ExxonMobil announced its initial distribution plans for marine … Read moreTHE FIRST VOTE OF THANKS GOES TO ….

How will the sulphur cap impact on costs?

Already facing higher fuel costs, ocean carriers could now be hit by a rise in charter hire rates. Container shipping lines are being obliged to pay higher daily hire rates for chartered vessels as the availability of tonnage falls to a new low. Speaking during Maersk Group’s 2017 Q4 earnings call last week, Maersk Line … Read moreHow will the sulphur cap impact on costs?