The global availability of safe compliant bunker fuels remains a key question largely unanswered with less than six months away from the IMO 2020 regulation, Intercargo said as it raises safety concerns.

Safe Bulkers has completed the installation of its first scrubber on a post-panamax vessel, following up on its previously announced plan to retrofit scrubbers on close to half of its fleet of 41 bulk carriers.

Panama's new President Laurentino Cortizo has sworn in his cabinet and with it a new team for the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) that oversees the maritime sector and the world’s largest Ship Registry.

China is to launch a bonded low-sulphur bunker fuel oil contract that will allow foreign investors to participate in trading by the end of this year, according to Shanghai Futures Exchanges.

China’s Cosco Shipping Lines is planning to complete the installation of scrubbers on 10 of its existing containerships by this year, ahead of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap regulation.

An estimated 4,000 ships will be fitted with scrubbers by 1 January 2020 when IMO’s global bunker fuel sulphur cap rule is enforced, according to the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA).

Singapore has opened a new drop in centre for seafarers at Pasir Panjang Terminal which is set to benefit up to 20,000 seafarers that call at the terminal each month.

One of the world's largest ship manager's Fleet Management celebrated the IMO's Day of the Seafarer with its staff at its headquarters in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

This year's International Day of the Seafarer was linked with a call by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the maritime industries to declare their support for gender equality with #IAmOnBoard campaign.

Norwegian ocean technology company MIROS is offering a new speed-through-water measuring system based on a virtual sensor, Wavex®, and data from standard marine X-band radars.

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