23 January 2019
02 February 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) will meet next week.
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
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.
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.
09 February 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) met in London this week. This is a short overview of the most important points discussed.
30 March 2017
BIMCO speaks at the 10th Fujairah Bunkering and Fuel Oil Forum.
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.
19 February 2019
20 August 2019
Use of fuel:
As provided by the directive 1999/32/ce as amended by directive 2005/33/ce of the european parliament and as per italian law too, we would draw your kind attention to the following: as from jan. 1st 2010 any vessel, in EC port or within the italian territorial waters using marine gasoil, are under the obligation to use, fuels with a percentage of sulphur less than0,10%. by mass (while at anchorage, in port, at berth). Vsl to have on board sample of fuels supplied and relative delivery receipt showing the percentage of sulphur. Harbour Master reserves his rights to perform inspections on board the vessel to ascertain the quantity of sulphur and in case the percentage will exceed the 0,10%, the Master or owners could be fined from minimum 15.000 euro to maximum 150.000 euro.