The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has elected the new 40-member IMO Council that will be responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the international organisation.
The Greek government caused a stir as IMO launched its 31st general assembly when the country’s Shipping minister suggested the IMO 2020 sulphur cap ought to be delayed over safety fears.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary-general Kitack Lim says it has to deliver “concrete action” on climate change and other challenges.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has affirmed that LNG will not be a viable option for use as a bunker fuel, in response to the upcoming IMO 2020 global regulation requiring the use of 0.5% sulphur fuel.
With the advent of IMO 2020, a set of new proposed regulations from the US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) have the potential to sow seeds of confusion in the supply chains for fuel to be used on deepsea ships.
Bunker supplier Peninsula Petroleum says it is prepared for the start of IMO 2020 with a full mix of products for physical supply and has already delivered very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) to clients in key ports.
Singapore has launched a new standard for mass flow metered (MFM) bunkering to cover low sulphur fuels as the IMO 2020 regulation comes into force at the start of next year.
Braemar ACM Shipbroking has upped the level of compliance it expects from shipping globally with the IMO 2020 regulation to 90%.
Finland’s refiner Neste Corporation has made 0.5% sulphur marine fuel available in Bremerhaven, Germany in response to the upcoming IMO 2020 global regulation.