Since we published our comment on 15 June on the very serious issues with contaminated fuel faced by ship owners in the US Gulf there has been no meaningful resolution.
The IBIA is proud to present the first edition of our “Best practice guidance for suppliers for assuring the quality of bunkers delivered to ships” which has been developed in response to a call from the IMO.
Pressure is growing on the IMO to deliver specific commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and A proposal from the ICS offers a possible way forward.
Transport Canada has already conducted sulphur tests on ships calling at ports in the country since beginning a program of sulphur limit in the NA-ECA.
The prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union – nicknamed ‘Brexit’ – has raised a number of questions regarding the status, now and in the future, of sulphur regulations in the UK.
The introduction of the 0.50% Global Sulphur Cap is drawing near, and discussions are loud around the availability of compliant fuel and whether implementation will take place in 2020 or 2025. Very little attention is being paid to how it will be enforced.