07 October 2019
The carriage ban that comes into force on 1 March 2020 will quickly make the challenges of the 1 January 2020 sulphur limit fade, according to BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General, Lars Robert Pedersen. When the ban kicks in, covering the basics or reaching for the Fuel Oil Non-availability Report (FONAR) will no longer be enough.
07 October 2019
The Fuel Oil Non-availability Report (FONAR) is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. What is meant as a useful last resort for a ship arriving with non-compliant fuel at a port could come with an expensive price tag.
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?
06 August 2019
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released guidance on what action ships, flag states and port state control authorities should take if malfunction of an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) - also known as a scrubber - is detected.
26 July 2019
On 22 July 2019 China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) issued the “Implementation Scheme of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap”.
09 July 2019
The Bulletin met with Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to talk about why there is no chance that the 2020 sulphur limit deadline will be pushed, what will happen if ships experience operational problems because of the new fuels, and why regulation of open-loop scrubbers should be consistent rather than regional.
23 May 2019