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17 Apr 2019

Web Alert: France's proposed speed limit for ships

French proposals submitted to the IMO's MEPC at the end of last month call for a two-step approach of short-term measures to cut GHG emissions in shipping.

16 Apr 2019

Article: IMO 2020 - charterparty FAQs

The below FAQs are intended to assist members (as owners and charterers) in preparing their charterparties for IMO 2020. Whilst this is not intended to be formal legal or technical advice or an exhaustive list of FAQs, it seeks to identify chartering issues arising from IMO 2020, including potential contractual responsibilities and liabilities in respect of compliance.

16 Apr 2019

Article: IMO 2020 - scrubber FAQs for charterparties

The below FAQs about scrubbers are intended to assist members (as owners and charterers) in preparing their charterparties for IMO 2020. Whilst this is not intended to be formal legal or technical advice or an exhaustive list of FAQs, it seeks to identify chartering issues arising from IMO 2020, including potential contractual responsibilities and liabilities in respect of compliance.

15 Apr 2019

Web Alert: Singapore takes a tough stance to the enforcement of sulphur regulations

Singapore is the world's largest bunkering port in terms of volume, supplying over 49 million tonnes in 2018. Singapore has indicated that it will be adopting a tough stance when it comes to enforcement of the IMO's sulphur cap regulations (which will enter into force on 1 January 2020).

10 Apr 2019

Web Alert: South Africa - Effective implementation of IMO 2020 0.50% Sulphur Cap

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has recently published two Marine Notices.

25 Feb 2019

Press Article: Sulphur cap regulation will increase P&I exposure

Eddy Morland, Head of the International Division at The Standard Club, discusses the IMO sulphur cap regulation that kicks in on March 1, 2020.

13 Feb 2019

Web Alert: 'FONAR' systems in view of the 2020 sulphur regulations

The IMO has attempted to reduce airborne emissions from ships through Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, which first came into force in 2005. This includes a global limit for the sulphur content of ship’s fuel oil, as well as more stringent controls within designated ‘Emission Control Areas’ (ECAs).

28 Jan 2019

Web Alert: IMO 2020 sulphur cap update - Port of Fujairah to ban use of open-loop scrubbers

The Port of Fujairah, the largest bunkering port in the Middle East will ban the use of open-loop scrubbers and will require all ships to use compliant fuel oil when the IMO 2020 sulphur cap comes into force.

16 Jan 2019

Web Alert: China ECAs & emission control requirements from 1 January 2019

The Ministry of Transport of China (MOT) has issued notice (no. [2018] 168) informing on the latest emission control requirements and expanded geographical scope of Chinese emissions control areas (ECAs) which are in effect from 1 January 2019

11 Jan 2019

Web Alert: IMO's Guidance on Ship Implementation Plan for 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its seventy-third session (22-26 October 2018) agreed that Administrations should encourage ships flying their flag to develop implementation plans, outlining how the ship may prepare in order to comply with the required sulphur content limit of 0.5% by 1 January 2020.

9 Jan 2019

Web Alert: PSC Joint Information Campaign on Global 2020 Sulphur Cap Compliance

Members are advised on the recent press release issued by the Paris and Tokyo MOUs announcing the launch of the PSC joint information campaign in order to facilitate smooth and consistent implementation of the global 2020 sulphur cap 2020.

19 Dec 2018

Web Alert: BIMCO's 2020 Sulphur Clauses for Time Charterparties

The wording of the clauses, as well as the associated guidelines, concerning the switch to fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% as of 1 January 2020 are available to download from the BIMCO website.

30 Nov 2018

Web Alert: Prohibition of open-loop scrubber wash-water discharge in port of Singapore

The requirement takes immediate effect, however, IMO’s Global Sulphur cap will come into force from 1 January 2020, so ships can continue to use fuel (with sulphur content not exceeding 3.5%) without using scrubbers until 2020.

30 Nov 2018

Press Article: New maritime environmental regulations will stretch limits of P&I cover

Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor, discusses the impact of the 2020 global sulphur cap in an article published in Insurance Day

31 Oct 2018

Web Alert: New ICS Guidelines on compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

This publication is provisional guidance by the ICS and has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the Global Sulphur Cap immediately after 1 January 2020

10 Aug 2018

Web Alert: Questionnaire for the PSC CIC on MARPOL Annex VI

The intention of this campaign is to establish the level of compliance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI and to ensure that the ship’s crew are familiar with the operation and maintenance of equipment.

8 Aug 2018

Web Alert: IMO 2020 global sulphur cap

With less than eighteen months to go until the 2020 global sulphur cap deadline, members are faced with a decision of how to comply.

25 Jun 2018

Web Alert: PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaigns for 2018

The Black Sea MoU and the Indian Ocean MoU have confirmed running a similar CIC from 1 September to 30 November 2018 to check ships’ compliance with air pollution prevention requirements and to boost awareness of the 2020 sulphur cap.

15 May 2018

Web Alert: Paris MoU to focus on air pollution from ships

The Paris MoU has announced that it will focus attention on marine air pollution in the near future. This development anticipates the new maximum limits for sulphur in ships fuel oil, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2020.

19 Mar 2018

Web-alert - Implementation of 0.5% sulphur limit for all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports from 1 Jan 2019

Members are advised regarding the latest announcement from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) of Taiwan which requires all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports to use 0.5% sulphur fuel or other compliant fuel from 1 January 2019.

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