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17 Jan 2020
News: UAE instructions to vessels for oil sulphur limit
The UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA) circular No 11 2019 provides that from 1 January 2020 all UAE flagged and foreign flagged vessels entering UAE waters are to use fuel oil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.50% m/m.
7 Jan 2020
News: US EPA amends rule to allow sale of 0.5% sulphur marine fuel
The amendment is significant as it shows that the EPA intends to regulate the production and distribution of fuel in the US, regardless of where that fuel may be burned and whether the fuel is bunkered into ships equipped with scrubbers that will burn the fuel entirely outside of US waters.
3 Jan 2020
News: High sediment reported in test samples of IMO 2020-fuel blends
In accordance with the ISO 8217:2017 standards, bunker fuel should contain no more than 0.10% m/m sediment. However, the tests done by AmSpec Services and FOBAS on the low-sulphur marine blends acquired in Houston, Singapore, Antwerp and other European ports have found higher sediment levels.
2 Jan 2020
News: De-bunkering of HSFO
Members have been and continue to be faced with the need to de-bunker MARPOL Annex VI non-compliant fuel before the carriage ban comes into effect on 1 March.
31 Dec 2019
News: IMO Sulphur Cap coming into force
The shipping industry has been working tirelessly to ensure it is prepared for the IMO Sulphur Cap and there is a smooth transition on 1 January 2020.
30 Dec 2019
News: Use of scrubbers in US Waters
This update outlines the USCG’s methods and procedures for verifying compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 (Sulphur Oxides [SOx] and Particulate Matter [PM]) as well as Regulation 18 (Fuel Oil Availability & Quality).
14 Oct 2019
Article: Use of IMO 2020 Compliant Fuels
For members who have chosen to achieve compliance with IMO 2020 by using low sulphur fuel oil, this article serves to understand the specific aspects and variabilities of the 0.50% fuels.
13 Sep 2019
News: The Mediterranean ECA
The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean was adopted with the aim of reducing pollution and protecting the marine environment in the Mediterranean Sea. The convention now has 22 contracting parties, all of whom have committed to take measures to assess and reduce pollution from ships travelling through the area.
19 Jun 2019
Article: Sampling of fuel oil used on board (PSC enforcement criteria)
Regulation 18 of MARPOL Annex VI covers issues relating to fuel quality, sampling, and delivery requirements. While the responsibility to comply with this regulation lies with the fuel oil suppliers, the reality is that the enforcement agencies generally look to ships to verify compliance.
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.
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).
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.
7 Aug 2018
Web Alert: Loss Prevention - Regulation Update 2018/19
With the constantly evolving regulatory landscape, it is essential to keep abreast of the industry developments and understand the challenges when addressing compliance or deliberating commercial decisions.