26 July 2019
On 22 July 2019 China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) issued the “Implementation Scheme of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap”.
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.
04 September 2018
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 is forging ahead with an all-encompassing 2020 Clause for charter parties, which should be published in November.
05 October 2018
History has taught the industry that increased fuel blending is a recipe for quality issues, but the lessons to be learned as 2020 approaches are not new.
07 October 2019
The carriage ban that comes into force on 1 March 2020 will quickly make the challenges of the 1 January 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 Fuel Oil Non-availability Report (FONAR) will no longer be enough.
09 May 2019
For ships to continue to operate safely and without detention when the 2020 sulphur regulation comes into force, planning must start this year.
21 October 2015
04 October 2018
With the majority of ship operators expected to choose low-sulphur fuel over scrubbers to comply with the new IMO sulphur cap regulation, all eyes are on fuel suppliers and whether they can provide what the industry needs.
26 September 2018
BIMCO will produce several clauses dealing with specific issues related to 2020, as making one clause to fit all concerns was deemed unworkable. The first 2020 clause – focused on compliance - may be published as soon as end October.
09 October 2018
In recent months, there have been numerous reports of a strong pick-up in demand for scrubbers. On 1 January 2020, however, the number of ships fitted with scrubbers will represent only a tiny percentage of the world fleet, according to forecasts.