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.   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.   … 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.   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: (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 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 Top 10 Bunker Suppliers for 2020 … Read moreNews Round-Up 16 December 2019

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