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2020 sulphur cap will be a regulatory game changer, says ICS

Rotterdam sees spike in sales of 0.5% sulphur fuel ahead of IMO 2020

  The port of Rotterdam has shared that sales of its very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) are generating increasing interest ahead of IMO 2020 with half of November...

Malaysia bans open-loop ship scrubbers ahead of IMO 2020 rule

Malaysia bans open-loop ship scrubbers ahead of IMO 2020 rule

  Malaysia has prohibited the use of open-loop scrubbers by ships plying Malaysian waters, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy joins the growing number of...

Sulphur charge

Drewry: Higher BAF charges to arrive ahead of IMO 2020 

  With the enforcement date of the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation now only 6 weeks away, shippers and forwarders are starting to get their cheque-books out to help...

Engr. Greg Ogbeifun.

IMO 2020 sulfur rule does not concern Nigeria — Ogbeifun

  Foremost indigenous shipowner, and Chairman, Starzs Investment Company Limited, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, in this interview with Shulammite ‘Foyeku, speaks on...

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 fuel surcharge

  German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has revealed plans to introduce an IMO 2020 Transition Charge (ITC) for short-term contracts as of December 1, 2019. The move...

Maersk sells off $1bn stake in Total

Maersk, Port of Rotterdam sign deal on IMO 2020-compliant fuel

  Maersk has signed a deal for the production of IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel at the Port of Rotterdam that will cover 5-10% of the shipping giant’s annual fuel...

Shipping industry organisations call for progress on key sulphur cap issues at IMO

Shipping ‘extremely ill-prepared’ for IMO 2020

  Shipowners and operators are urged to immediately execute their respective Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) to prepare for the 2020 fuel sulphur regulation, which...

Sulphur charge

Indonesia to enforce IMO 2020 fuel rules on ships 

  Indonesian-flagged ships will comply with new low-sulphur fuel rules that start next year, the country’s Ministry of Transportation said on Tuesday, after...

Shipping-tanker

Tanker shipping market to improve on tight tonnage ahead of IMO 2020

The global tanker shipping market may face “greater inefficiencies” in terms of having available tonnage as the IMO 2020 deadline draws near, due mainly to vessels...

Sulphur charge

Calls for IMO 2020 grace period mount as deadline looms

By Mike Wackett Growing safety concerns around the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuels has led to talk of a period of “permitted noncompliance” following the 1...

IMO 2020 starting to rock oil market

They may still be six months away, but new rules on marine fuels are already sending shock-waves through the little-known world of refinery feedstocks. The price of...

Alphaliner: Boxship scrubber retrofits to surge ahead of IMO 2020

Alphaliner: Boxship scrubber retrofits to surge ahead of IMO 2020

The number of containerships taken out for scrubber retrofits is set to increase in the coming months as the date for the implementation of the IMO 2020 rule approaches,...