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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.  

Tanker shipping: sky-high freight rates have given way to a profitable winter market supported by the fast-approaching IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

25 November 2019

BIMCO expects freight rates will once again come under pressure after the end of the high seasonal demand in Q4, as well as the boost from the sulphur cap. The fleet growth of 6.3% in the crude oil tanker market and the 4.8% growth in the oil product fleet will have its consequences on the supply and demand balance.