Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019.
The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo MoU on Port State Control will start issuing a letter of warning from 1 January 2019 on the sulphur content of marine fuels during inspections in order to increase awareness of and to encourage timely compliance with the new requirements.
MSC is introducing new bunker charges as of 1 January 2019 to achieve the common goal of improving environmental performance in the container shipping supply chain, as required by the 2020 Sulphur cap.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced that it has entered into commercial agreements for the installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems on five of its Capesize bulk carriers before the January 1, 2020.
There is considerable unease among global shippers/BCOs and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulations, due to come into force on 1 January 2020, according to a survey conducted by Drewry.
Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus launched a low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) price assessment for the shipping fuel market in Singapore.
Despite the different solutions available for the industry to comply with the impending 2020 Sulphur Cap, there is still no consensus from the industry on which works best for the long-run.
The new IMO Low Sulphur Regulation will be effective from 1 January 2020 and will require all shipping companies to reduce their Sulphur emissions by 85%.
To assist shipping companies to prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, ICS has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning.
The new BAF surcharge aims at recovering the Maersk Line costs of compliance with the global sulphur cap which enters into force on 1 January 2020.