Get the latest insight and interviews in the September edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.
FONAR: The expensive tool shipowners should avoid
The fuel oil non-availability report (FONAR) is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. What is meant as a useful last resort for a ship arriving with non-compliant fuel at a port could come with an expensive price tag, BIMCO’s Christian Bækmark Schiolborg explains.
Kaptanoglu: BIMCO to gather owners to face new shipping era
As global shipping enters a new era, BIMCO’s newly elected president – Turkish shipowner Sadan Kaptanoglu – has set herself the goal of gathering as many shipowners around the table as possible, to find ways of steering a course through the world’s environmental challenges. The Bulletin has interviewed BIMCO’s new President.
Why 1 March is your real deadline
The carriage ban that comes into force on 1 March 2020 will quickly make the challenges of the 2020 sulphur limit fade, according to BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General, Lars Robert Pedersen. When the ban kicks in, covering the basics or reaching for the FONAR will no longer be enough.
In addition, read which 2020 bunker pitfalls to expect, the latest market analysis from BIMCO’s Shipping Analysts, and which 2020 scenarios shipowners believe they can prepare for, and which they can’t, and much more.
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