As it is only 78 days to the introduction of the IMO Sulphur 2020 Cap, it is not surprising that there is a lot in the news about the latest developments, trends and compliance. So we are going to be producing regular news updates featuring the key stories for you to look at. The latest … Read moreIn the news – Sulphur 2020 Update 15 October
A shipping company found breaking the 0.1% sulphur limit on using bunker fuel in the US Caribbean emissions control area (ECA) has been fined by a US court. The US district court fined ship operator Ionian Shipping and ship owner Lily shipping and a number of individuals $3 million for breaking the rules. The ship … Read moreShipping Company fined $3M for breaking Sulphur Rules
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
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
IMO 2020: The Reality of Dealing With FONARS Now the fuel choices for ships have been broadly made, suppliers have developed plans which are being announced to the market, the focus is shifting to buyers and their final preparations for next year. There is still significant work left to do. Today I really want to … Read moreA must-read article featuring FONARS (fuel oil non-availability reports) by Ship and Bunker
Lloyd’s Register and the International Bunker Industry (IBIA) have both released excellent summaries of the key bunker-related issues addressed at 73rd session of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC73). While the immediate headlines were made by the adoption of the fuel oil carriage ban and rejection of an “experience building phase” (EBP) at the start … Read moreEverything you need to know about MEPC 73
It may already be too late to listen to Martin Tallett. The consultant, who has more than four decades’ experience in oil refining, presented research two years ago to the United Nations’ agency charged with setting rules for the maritime industry. In it, he warned oil markets would be strained if tough standards for shipping … Read moreThe world will need 2.3 million barrels more oil a day
In six months we will could still be as uncertain about the quality of low sulphur fuel and the availability of it at worldwide bunkers as we are now. During the past few months we have continued to discuss these matters because we feel that non-compliance will only be an option for some operators and … Read moreWE NEED TO KNOW MORE AND WE NEED TO KNOW IT NOW!
Concerns about compliance and the possibility of non-compliance out on the high seas has prompted the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to look at draft amendments to the forthcoming sulphur 2020 cap regulations. These latest changes that will mean that bunker barges carrying high sulphur bunker fuel for delivery to ships with scrubbers would not be at … Read moreKEEPING EVERYTHING ON TRACK
Every time we open an online page or magazine and read about IMO 2020 and the sulphur cap for maritime vessels we are faced with differing opinions. This is another perspective and looks at what ship owners make of this forthcoming regulatory change. In 2016 a total of 51,000 commercial ships were registered worldwide. The … Read moreSULPHUR – FROM THE SHIP OWNER’S POINT OF VIEW?