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

This report jointly developed by Ship and Bunker and SeaCred insight into key bunker industry players for 2020 in light of IMO Sulphur 2020 cap.

Infomarine – EPA moves to ease availability of IMO 2020 compliant fuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising key regulatory text to ensure that U.S. refiners and suppliers can permissibly distribute IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel for use in ships operating outside read in full


Lloyd’s List – Trafigura sees inefficiencies in bunker delivery supporting freight

The Geneva-based company needs to debunker up to eight ships with high sulphur fuel oil ahead of the IMO’s low sulphur rule deadline, which takes effect on January. More (subscription)

S&P Global:

SINGAPORE DATA: Nov bunker fuel sales rise 4% to 4.08 mil mt

Firm demand for the low sulfur bunker grade had boosted overall sales, with more shippers procuring cleaner fuel ahead of IMO 2020. In Full (free subscription)

Sri Lanka’s Lanka Marine Services starts VLSFO delivery ahead of IMO 2020

“We carried out the first delivery on December 11 directly loaded from the floating storage,” the company said. In Full (free subscription)

Lloyd’s Loading List – Ocean freight prices rebounding after post-peak dip

Spot rates showing signs of recovery with several lanes seeing freight rates surpassing their levels in November, due to changes on both the supply and demand side – notably higher fuel surcharges ahead of IMO 2020 more