Vopak Terminals Singapore has kicked start its Sebarok tank expansion project that is set to add four new tanks to store marine gasoil (MGO) in anticipation of demand ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation.

Cosco Shipping Lines signed low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) supply agreement with Double Rich Limited to meet the IMO 2020 sulphur cap.

Twelve largest containerships at 23,000 teu ordered by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will be fitted with scrubbers, ahead of their expected deliveries in the second quarter of 2020.

UAE-based GP Global will make 0.5% sulphur content bunker fuel available from April this year to major ports including Fujairah, Singapore and the ARA region, in response to the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation.

IMO 2020 is everywhere - conferences, expert briefings, webinars, blog posts, newsletter articles, ad ot has gone beyond the province of shipping industry insiders (and readers here) and certainly reached into the mainstream media. Witness two articles in the prestigious Financial Times (FT) within one week.

“I’m crossing my fingers here,” DNV GL’s director, environment Eirik Nyhus admitted recently.

Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has underscored its belief that scrubbers are not the right solution for it to comply with IMO 2020, flagging up restrictions of use and possible bans on exhaust gas cleaning systems by some ports.

Watch the interview with Joe Hughes, chairman and chief executive of Shipowners' Claims Bureau Inc, management company of the New York-based American P&I Club, carried out at their results presentation in London.

Stena Bulk has invested $55m to retrofit scrubbers to 16 oil tankers, with the installation work planned for completion before January 2020 to comply with the IMO fuel sulphur cap regulation.

Oil major ExxonMobil has announced that it will make IMO 2020 compliant low sulphur fuels available by the third quarter of 2019.

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