BIMCO’s 2020 Bunker Clause working group says it is pushing hard to finish work on two key clauses addressing the global switch to 0.50% sulfur content fuel on January 1, 2020.

Development of the draft for one of those clauses, the 2020 Transitional Fuel Clause, has highlighted some important points about the obligations of charterers when it comes to dealing with bunker fuels as the industry moves into 2020, particularly in light of the fuel oil carriage ban that was adopted last week at MEPC73 and ongoing concerns about bunker compatibility.

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