Maersk secures 0.5% Supply in Rotterdam Terminal Deal

Shipping giant Maersk’s oil trading arm is to source IMO2020 grade bunker fuel in Rotterdam through a terminal tie-up. The deal between Maersk Oil Trading (MOT) and Koole Terminals will see up to 10% of Maersk’s annual bunker demand produced from the latter’s distillation unit at Botlek. The move will allow Maersk ‘’to further expand … Read moreMaersk secures 0.5% Supply in Rotterdam Terminal Deal

IMO2020: GCC Inks Deal to produce low Sulphur Fuel in Houston – Ship & Bunker

GCC Bunkers has inked a deal in Texas International Terminals to produce low sulphur bunker fuels in the Houston, Texas area. The processing agreement covers the production of both IMO2020 grade 0.50% sulphur bunker fuel oil and emissions control area (ECA) compliant 0.10% sulphur gasoil. The products will be supplied through dedicated chartered bunker barges. … Read moreIMO2020: GCC Inks Deal to produce low Sulphur Fuel in Houston – Ship & Bunker

ClassNK reorganises to meet 2020 Challenges – ShipInsight

Classification society ClassNK has undergone structural changes that include the integration of its point of contacts in order to more quickly and efficiently support clients with the IMO’s upcoming Sulphur Cap which will be globally enforced starting in January of 2020. In light of the increasingly strengthening SOx regulation, until now ClassNK had already been … Read moreClassNK reorganises to meet 2020 Challenges – ShipInsight

IMO2020: Market continues to wait for VLSFO Spot Pricing in most Ports

The price of IMO2020 compliant VLSFO bunkers is still an unknown for the majority of ports, much to the frustration of many market participants. For around a month now Ship & Bunker has been publishing spot pricing for the 0.50% sulphur material; in Singapore, Rotterdam, and Fujairah, with indications also available in Russian Far East … Read moreIMO2020: Market continues to wait for VLSFO Spot Pricing in most Ports

Key Stakeholder Organisations issue Joint Industry Guidance for IMO2020 – Ship & Bunker

CIMAC, IPIECA, and IBIA are among a number of key industry organisations that today released a Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of IMO2020 grade bunker fuels. The publication is designed to provide guidance for stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries, from fuel blenders and suppliers to end users, the group … Read moreKey Stakeholder Organisations issue Joint Industry Guidance for IMO2020 – Ship & Bunker

IMO2020: Lack of Enforcement does not change Requirement for Compliance

Vessels flagged with MARPOL Annex VI signatory sates need to comply with the upcoming IMO2020 rule at all times, even when they are operating in waters where the IMO2020 rule is not being enforced, sulphur regs enforcement lobby Trident Alliance (TA) has stressed. This is the case whether they are in waters of a non-signatory … Read moreIMO2020: Lack of Enforcement does not change Requirement for Compliance

Indonesia to enforce IMO2020 After All – Ship & Bunker

Intertanko says Indonesian officials have confirmed the country will implement the upcoming IMO2020 global 0.50% sulphur cap on marine fuel from January 1, 2020. The clarification came during a meeting earlier this month between Intertanko and Indonesia’s Directorate General of Sea Transportation. The country plans to issue further clarification on its position in due course, … Read moreIndonesia to enforce IMO2020 After All – Ship & Bunker

SCI Opts for LSFO – Ship & Bunker

India’s state-run shipping line, SCI, is to choose low sulphur fuel oil over emissions abatement equipment in order to meet the global 0.5% sulphur cap on bunker fuel as it will not have a pay-back period. Earlier this year, the company had said it was looking at the equipment, more commonly referred to as scrubbers, … Read moreSCI Opts for LSFO – Ship & Bunker

IMO2020: Every Drop of Fuel will count – Ship&Bunker

Rising bunker costs to comply with IMO2020 will have many consequences, but among them will be an increase in demand for surveying and inspection services. ‘’Due to extremely high operational costs for the owners/charterers, every drop of fuel will count and will have to be accounted for,’’ Kaivan H. Chinoy, the owner and founder of … Read moreIMO2020: Every Drop of Fuel will count – Ship&Bunker

South Africa’s Bunkering Sector: Ready for IMO2020 – Ship & Bunker

South Africa’s maritime and bunkering sector should be ready for IMO2020 although necessary local legislation is lacking, a South-Africa-based shipping commentator has said. Terry Hutson, writing for the South African news provider the Mercury, pointed to a recent shipping gettogether on the coming bunker fuel rule change held under the auspices of the SA Maritime … Read moreSouth Africa’s Bunkering Sector: Ready for IMO2020 – Ship & Bunker