The International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has been in force for more than a year.
RightShip and INTERCARGO have announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS.
The guide covers the main aspects on how and when to ventilate to control of humidity and to remove flammable and toxic gases released from cargoes.
INTERCARGO has learned that in a number of instances, charterers in the dry bulk sector have been preventing much-needed crew changes from taking place during the period of the charter, despite the shipowner agreeing to accept the associated costs.
INTERCARGO cannot even begin to contemplate the impacts if terminal and cargo operations were halted and cargo vessels stopped operations and trading, as a result of the crew remaining on board for 12 to17 months.
The four largest shipping trade organisations forming the RT – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, ICS and INTERTANKO – are to organise a joint meeting with the IMO Secretary-General and regional member states to discuss the issue of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.