FOBAS highlights complexities of VLSFOS

The new sulphur limit coming into force in 2020 will have a significant impact on the quality of the fuels, according to FOBAS Product Manager Muhammed Usman. He says “one big concern is the stability and the compatibility of these fuels with other blends”. In his interview with Bunkerspot he also discusses the level of diversification, the ISO 8217:2017 specification and very low sulphur fuel oils.

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Hyundai Merchant Marine CEO: Sulphur compliance technology should be shared with all stakeholders

There has been quite an uncertainty around the shipping industry considering how to deal with the low sulphur directive. Hyundai Merchant Marine president and CEO C.K. Yoo claimed the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuels “to be the most serious one in magnitude” out of the several regulations which have either entered into or are set to come into force. Speaking at the TPM Asia 2017 event held in Shenzhen, China, Yoo also outlined the benefits and detriments of compliant options, including low-sulphur fuel oil, burning heavy fuel oil in conjunction with a scrubber and LNG.

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