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Bunker delivery note (BDN) amendments relating to supply of marine fuels to ships with alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements have entered into force on 1 January 2019, IMO said.

Sanctions and compliance issues were thrown in the spotlight at the monthly meeting of the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA).

IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) as well as associated amendments to International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

Bimco has called on governments to ensure a high level of industry compliance with sulphur limits in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) by robustly enforcing the regulation.

Oil major BP has urged the IMO to confirm the implementation date for the global 0.5% sulphur content cap on bunker fuel, said Terence Yuen, country president, BP Singapore.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called for a harmonised approach to port state control (PSC) inspections ahead of the 1 January 2015 deadline to impose the 0.1% sulphur in IMO-stipulated emission control areas (ECAs).

OW Bunker and Genoil have signed an MOU paving the way for a facility to produce 0.1% low sulphur fuel oil ahead of tighter restrictions in emission control areas (ECAs).