10 May 2019
Technical, regulatory and financial aspects of the 2020 global fuel sulphur cap regime understandably loom large in people’s minds. But the importance of the contractual dimension should not be overlooked. BIMCO published two new clauses addressing the general issues arising from the new sulphur regime on 10 December.
17 September 2018
The sulphur cap of 0.50% coming into force on January 1 2020 has wide implications for the entire maritime sector and beyond. BIMCO will address contractual, commercial, regulatory and technical issues to assist our members in navigating the complex implementation of the new regulation as a priority issue. This section will contain articles and relevant information to our members on this key topic.
23 April 2019
Alessio is a Partner at the London office of International law firm, HFW. He specialises in international commercial dispute resolution in the marine and offshore sectors, and has over 12 years' experience of advising in respect of charterparties, bills of lading, sale contracts, shipbuilding, MOA, grounding, unsafe port, off-shore (FSO, FPSO, rig, floating accommodation units), bunker and cargo disputes. He also advises regularly on international maritime regulatory issues, including those relating to MARPOL.
Alessio has an international practice, which involves him advising and representing the main stakeholders in the physical shipping and off-shore chains across the globe. This includes shipowners, charterers, freight forwarders, shippers, bunker suppliers, P&I clubs and underwriters, as well as cargo owners, banks and traders. He handles large, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes, and litigation in both the English High Court and in arbitration.
More recently, Alessio was a member of the BIMCO sub-committee responsible for drafting the organisation's standard time charterparty clauses in response to the 2020 sulphur cap and related sulphur emission regulations, and is currently advising extensively on the legal and commercial implications arising out of these new regulations to shipowners, charterers, ship managers, P&I clubs and hull underwriters. He also presents regularly on behalf of BIMCO on this topic.
Alessio is qualified in England and Wales, and speaks fluent Italian.
03 May 2018
A “Power panel” debate on the dry bulk and oil tanker shipping markets, including the 2020 global sulphur cap experiment. Sign up here
10 September 2018
The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out and zooming in on challenges and questions asked ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. “Sulphur cap consequences will draw focus for two years,” BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, points out in his foreword. Also, read the latest market analysis by Peter Sand and read why shipowners urgently need a fuel-management plan.
12 December 2018
Technical and regulatory aspects of the 2020 global fuel sulphur limit are major concerns to the industry ahead of 1 January 2020. The course focuses on all aspects including bunker clauses.
22 January 2019
Free seminar on 15 February 9:00-10:30 on key issues impacting shipping today such as challenges related to the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap, and how BIMCO can support your business.
11 July 2018
One of the most hotly debated subjects in the shipping markets this year has been the approaching IMO global sulphur cap of 0.5% on marine bunker fuels in 2020. In particular, a lot of discussions have been focused on scrubbers.
The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.
18 July 2018
The 2020 0.50% sulphur limit for fuel oil used outside emission control areas will undoubtedly create operational issues for crews onboard ships. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now issued a letter in this regard rebutting these claims.
30 October 2018
The shipping industry has all eyes firmly fixed on the topic, but what exactly do the “IMO 2020” global sulphur cap regulations say? This guide looks at five highly relevant topics, how to comply and how the regulation will be enforced.