06 August 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and published a unified interpretation to MARPOL Annex VI in relation to applying the 2020 sulphur requirements to onboard emergency equipment.
28 August 2019
BIMCO has contributed to a guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% sulphur marine fuel.
06 August 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance on what action ships, flag states and port state control authorities should take if malfunction of an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) - also known as a scrubber - is detected.
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.
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.
23 July 2020
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples. The bunker samples are analysed by VPS whenever a short-term quality issue is identified in a specific port or region.
07 October 2019
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.
02 January 2020
As 1 January 2020 approaches and the sulphur regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) comes into force, BIMCO is experiencing an increase in questions related to the discord between the verification produces for statutory fuel oil samples and commercial fuel oil samples. Here, BIMCO provides its interpretation on the discord.
14 September 2018
Questions and Answers related to ISO 8217:2017
21 March 2019
BIMCO issues a list of scrubber regulation related to the discharge of the wash water