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Latest items in 2019

Date Title

12 Dec 2019

Article: Using reports on My Standard Club

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11 Dec 2019

News: Update on single-use plastics ban in Indian waters

Further to the club’s previous news item on the single-use plastic ban in Indian waters, members are advised that the Indian Director General of Shipping (DGS) has issued an update on 21 Nov 2019.

11 Dec 2019

Article: Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubber) Guidance

If members elect to comply with the IMO global sulphur cap by fitting scrubbers, they will need to consider a few factors.

3 Dec 2019

Article: Preparations intensify as IMO 2020 global sulphur cap looms

With less than a month to go for the impending IMO 2020 global sulphur cap, the club has started witnessing dispute cases relating to the measurement of sulphur content in the fuel.

3 Dec 2019

News: General strike in France on 5 December 2019

Ahead of potentially significant disruption across France in the coming days, the club's correspondents in Marseilles-Fos have issued advice.