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IMO publishes guidelines to port State control for on board fuel oil sampling

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.

BIMCO publishes suite of LNG Fuel Clauses for Time Charters

18 March 2022

An increasing number of ships that use alternative fuels are entering the market in response to the industry’s drive towards reducing CO 2 emissions. The most common alternative fuel at present is Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) which is used in an increasing number of dual-fuelled ships in operation.

IMO increases focus on 2020 fuel safety

14 December 2018

The IMO has agreed to back a proposal submitted by BIMCO and fellow industry associations to have the Marine Safety Committee (MSC) take a more robust stance when it comes to expected safety implications of compliant fuel ahead of the IMO 0.50% sulphur limit coming into force on 1 January 2020.