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BIMCO suggests sulphur implementation plan for ships

03 July 2018

It is a daunting task so prepare a fleet of ships for the sulphur regulations. Therefore, BIMCO has, together with the partners behind a new IMO-proposal, made a draft for an implementation plan for achieving compliance with the 0.5% global sulphur cap. The plan has the additional purpose of showing the good faith of the ship operator during inspections.

BIMCO tackling safety challenges around sulphur cap at IMO

06 July 2018

The safety challenges connected with the implementation of the 0.50% sulphur cap are numerous, but not insurmountable. The issues are to some extent known from the implementation of the sulphur emission control areas (SECA) in 2015, among others loss of power, leaking fuel and lower flashpoints. Other issues have to be managed by digging out the experience from the 1980’s with very bad fuel oil quality e.g. instability and incompatibility.

Focus on fuel segregation risks, not contaminated fuel

09 July 2019

Poor quality bunkers and the incident of contaminated fuel in Houston last year has sparked fears of this happening to any shipowner and operator, as 1 January 2020 approaches. But, with seven months to go before the deadline, planning how to maintain segregation when the new 0.50% fuel starts coming on board, ought to be a more immediate concern.

Is on board fuel blending allowed?

20 December 2019

The fuel oil carriage ban from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that will come into force on 1 March 2020 has prompted questions regarding the possibility of blending fuel on board ships to achieve compliance. Here, BIMCO offers its view on the regulatory aspects of whether on board blending can be considered compliant.