The June issue of the Bulletin magazine is out


Get the latest insight and interviews in the June edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.

Bulletin June 2019

IMO: The chance of postponing 1 January 2020 deadline is zero
Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs at the IMO, tells the Bulletin why there is no chance that the 2020 sulphur limit deadline will be pushed and more. 

Shipowners are ready, the bunker market is not: MABUX
The Marine Bunker Exchange has been informed of expected availability of low sulphur fuel from four oil majors; the number of ports in which it will be available at the start of 2020 will be limited and the fuel will be expensive. 

What is it about speed that upsets the shipping industry? 
Speed limits for ships is a hot topic, but what looks good on paper does not always work in practice. Lars Robert Pedersen argues that, while speed limits may have a popular ring to it, it is not the answer to cutting emissions.

In addition, read the latest market analysis from BIMCO’s Shipping Analyst Peter Sand, read why fuel contamination cases are rare, while the risk of operational problems caused by a lack of segregation, is very real and that COSCO’s Chairman is calling for an increase in low-sulphur fuel supply and much more.

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