27 August 2021
BIMCO's Manager, Marine Environment, Christian Bækmark Schiolborg, will be taking part in a panel debate focusing on the impact of the sulphur cap on the industry and what the different players in the shipping industry can derive from the experience for the future. The debate is at the beginning of the first day of this three-day virtual conference and runs from 08:00 to 08:45 UTC.
12 August 2021
From 1 September 2021, ship owners and operators calling at ports in Sierra Leone risk penalties of up to USD 15,000 if they carry fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.5 percent.
Ships or members experiencing problems related to enforcement of MARPOL Annex V or unavailability of compliant fuel are encouraged to inform BIMCO via email firstname.lastname@example.org with “IMO 2020” in the subject field.
02 July 2021
BIMCO has issued an updated list of local restrictions on the discharge of the wash water from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers.
06 May 2021
The International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has been in force for more than a year. BIMCO, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on Fleet Managers, Vessel Managers, Technical Superintendents, Masters and Chief Engineers to share their insight and experiences with marine fuels in a new survey aimed at identifying potential quality and quantity issues.
29 April 2021
In the first quarter of 2021 high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) has been the only bunker fuel to experience year-on-year growth in Singapore, the world's largest bunkering hub.
02 March 2021
Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI have been adopted, introducing procedures facilitating port State control’s (PSC) sampling from fuel oil tanks to verify the sulphur content. The amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
02 March 2021
The 75th session of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) has in November 2020 adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, introducing a method for fuel oil sampling from ships' fuel oil tanks to verify the sulphur content. The new amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
25 November 2020
This year, tanker shipping will not benefit from the usual strong winter seasonal effect. Though the new lockdowns being introduced in many countries are less strict than in the spring, the effect on tanker shipping will be worse, given the oil supply glut of Q2.
14 September 2020
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30 June 2020
Oil product tankers earnings have skyrocketed in the first half of 2020, while the Sale and Purchase (S&P) activity of the oil product tanker market has slowed to the lowest level since 2016.