06 April 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) will meet next week, where a prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil with a sulphur content exceeding 0.50% is on the agenda.
25 September 2019
Join Peter Sand at the Argus Fuel Oil Summit in Miami, Florida, US. The Chief Shipping Analyst will be participating in the panel discussion: 2020 is rapidly approaching – are shipowners prepared?
19 June 2019
The 101st session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 101) has held initial discussions in London on how to address the safety of ships when using fuel oil.
07 November 2019
The oil market has recently been shaken up by geopolitical events, but volatility in the price difference between low and high sulphur fuel cannot be explained by that alone – the uncertainty is the chaos factor.
06 August 2019
Join 150 market representatives at the 39th Argus Fuel Oil Summit taking place in Miami this October. The deadline for IMO 2020 is quickly approaching and the industry is bracing for change. You can network with senior representatives across the fuel oil supply chain and understand how to best prepare your business for the first year of compliance.
23 December 2019
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.
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.
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.
07 December 2017
A year before IMO launches it's data collection system (DCS) in 2019, the Maritime and Port Authorities of Singapore (MPA Singapore) has started a voluntary data collection of fuel oil consumption.
06 July 2018
BIMCO and partners have submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), proposing ways to secure a uniform and more accurate way of interpreting results, when measuring the level of sulphur in fuel oil.