News Round Up: 20 July 2020

News Round Up: 20 July 2020

Japanese companies start ‘Ship Carbon Recycling WG’

Nine Japanese companies have started the Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group (WG) formed within Japan’s carbon capture and reuse study group, and has held its first meeting.

https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/16072020/japanese-companies-start-ship-carbon-recycling-wg/

Hull Vane Sees 24% Fuel Consumption Saving From Small Passenger Vessel Retrofit

The company recently installed a bulbous bow and one of its fuel-saving fixed foils to a ship in Switzerland.

https://shipandbunker.com/news/emea/162238-hull-vane-sees-24-fuel-consumption-saving-from-small-passenger-vessel-retrofit

Box Shipping Company Meets 2030 CO2 Target

Efficiency drive by Danaos gives CO2 reduction of 41% in 2019 compared to 2008.

https://shipandbunker.com/news/emea/802684-box-shipping-company-meets-2030-co2-target

UGS: Bunker Suppliers have a responsibility for safety and environmental consequences of IMO 2020 fuels

UGS: Bunker Suppliers have a responsibility for safety and environmental consequences of IMO 2020 fuels

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) says bunker suppliers need to take their share of the responsibility for operational issues related to the supply and use of IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% maximum sulfur fuels.

The comments come amid growing concern over potential compatibility problems from such fuels, and particularly in the wake of the recent “bad bunker” problems witnessed in Houston, Panama and Singapore.

“The stakeholders of the bunker supply chain have recognised the potential safety and operational issues related to the supply and use of 0.5% maximum sulphur fuels and are proposing the issuance of extensive guidance for the ship operators and crews,” says UGS.

“However, the responsibility of the marine bunker supply chain cannot be shifted onto ship operators and crews. Ship operators and crews should not be held disproportionately responsible for the safety and environment consequences of the provision of unsafe or unsuitable fuels.”

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Fuel Incompatibility to put paid to “Detour Trades”

Fuel Incompatibility to put paid to “Detour Trades”

Getting a tanker to deviate from an agreed route to profit from higher cargo prices will become more difficult under the International Maritime Organisation’s new sulfur rule on bunker fuel as ships will not be able to rely on uniform fuel grades.

The rule means that, certainly in the short to medium term, a lack of clarity on the make up of low sulfur fuels will make if difficult to mix low sulfur fuel grades.

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Smart Way To Comply 2020

Smart Way To Comply 2020

Aderco – the world’s leading fuel treatment provider – has launched a new video offering a concise and detailed insight into the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 sulphur cap.

Available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHkXjsHklw) the 4:27m video outlines in clear, concise facts the importance of tank cleaning before any new fuel is added to a ship’s tanks and why the use of fuel treatments are so important in the maintenance of marine diesel engines.

Among the issues looked at are: fuel availability; fuel costs, the increased hazards during fuel changeover procedures; fuel lubricity and incompatibility of fuels; the presence of catalytic fines and contaminants; the issues of insurance and indemnity cover and where and when the new fuels will be available.

Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, wants to ensure that everyone in the shipping world sees the video as it clearly outlines the important decision ship owners, ship managers and operators need to make in the months before the cap starts.

 

These are the links to the video in all other available sub-titles:

Brazilian (Portuguese) sub-titles

Japan sub-titles 

Korean sub-titles

Russian sub-titles 

Simplified Chinese sub-titles

Spanish sub-titles

Turkish sub-titles 

Vietnamese sub-titles  

IMO 2020: Bunker seen favouring branded fuels

IMO 2020: Bunker seen favouring branded fuels

With growing concern over the quality and compatibility of IMO 2020 compliant VLSFO fuels, bunker buyers will increasing look to lift branded fuels.

That was the view of several  delegates who spoke to Ship &Bunker on the sidelines of SIBCON this week, including ExxonMobil’s Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager.

“I think they will, because he brand has a promise,” he said.

ExxonMobile has put a significant emphasis on bunker quality this week, not least of which was its announcement that all its VLSFOs will have global cross-comparability no matter where in the world they are lifted

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