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CIMAC Guideline: The Interpretation of Marine Fuel Analysis Test Results

14 September 2018

This guideline follows on from the CIMAC WG7 guideline No 09:2014 which set out the differences between the ISO 4259 approach and that adopted under MARPOL Annex VI in respect of fuel sulphur content test results. However, it is important to understand that this ISO 4259 approach is also applied generally to the interpretation of all marine fuel analysis test results.

CIMAC guideline: marine fuel handling in connection to stability and compatibility

06 November 2019

This guideline helps the reader understand stability and compatibility issues. Furthermore, it explains the different test methods, both for onboard evaluation and for tests performed in laboratories. It compliments and expands on the information given in ISO/PAS 23263:2019 and supports the ISO standard 8217:2017 on specifications of marine fuels.

IMO publishes revised fuel sampling guidelines

07 August 2019

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and published the revised guidelines for on board sampling for the verification of the sulphur content of the fuel oil used on board ships. Furthermore, guidance on verification procedures for fuel oil samples drawn in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI has also been released.

IMO 2020 sulphur limit guidelines

22 May 2019

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved new guidelines on how shipowners can prepare for the global 0.50% sulphur limit, addressing potential compliant fuels safety issues and how to report Fuel Oil Non-Availability (FONAR). 

IMO: The chance of postponing 1 January 2020 deadline is zero

09 July 2019

The Bulletin met with Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to talk about why there is no chance that the 2020 sulphur limit deadline will be pushed, what will happen if ships experience operational problems because of the new fuels, and why regulation of open-loop scrubbers should be consistent rather than regional.