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.
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.
08 October 2020
BIMCO's position on "underwater radiated noise" has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
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).
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.
28 February 2019
BIMCO welcomes the development of IMO guidelines on safe operation of on-shore power supply service in port (cold ironing), but believes caution must be taken when considering cold ironing to be a sustainable technical solution.
19 February 2019
28 January 2019
07 January 2019
China has adopted new regulations concerning the reporting of fuel consumption and energy efficiency with effect from 1 January 2019.
30 November 2018
The Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) has passed a new domestic emission control area regulation from 1 January 2019 in their territorial waters.