The Methanol Institute announced that it has welcomed the launch of two new dual-fueled tankers capable of operation using clean-burning Methanol. Namely, the 49,000dwt product tankers Mari Couva and Mari Kokako were named on August 16.
Natural gas deliveries to US facilities producing LNG for export achieved a monthly record in July 2019, averaging 6.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This is 7% of the total US dry natural gas production, according to data from OPIS PointLogic Energy.
Indonesia informed that ships flying its flag will comply with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, as the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation announced earlier this week. This development comes after the country had announced in July that it will not implement the 2020 suplhur cap regulation on its domestic shipping fleet because of the expense of the cleaner fuel.
Equinor and partners OMV and Petoro announced that they have made an oil discovery in the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Recoverable resources are preliminarily estimated at 20-65 million barrels of oil. The Sputnik well was drilled in licence PL855, around 30 kilometres North East of the Wisting discovery.
A number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have collaborated in order to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% sulphur marine fuel released on 20 August 2019. The guidance presents a comprehensive set of responsibilities, that several actors across the shipping industry have and must adhere to.
Clean Arctic Alliance’s Lead Advisor, Dr Sian Prior and Árni Finnsson from the Iceland Nature Conservation Association are urging the Nordic Prime Ministers and the German Federal Chancellor to support the call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic at their gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The climate impact of Australia’s fossil fuel exports ranks behind only Russia and Saudi Arabia exports in terms of global emissions, a major new report from the Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program explains. The new research also concludes that in absolute terms Australia is the world’s fifth largest miner of fossil fuels.
ExxonMobil has announced its new 40BN cylinder oil, Mobilgard 540, will be available from 2 September 2019. The lubricant has been specifically created for use with 0.50% sulphur fuels that comply with IMO’s 2020 emission regulations.
The US Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the requirements regulating personnel permitted to serve as a person in charge (PIC) of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel.
In order to help shipping companies comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, Neste announced that it is offering a new IMO 2020-compliant marine fuel. The Neste Marine 0.5 contains maximum 0.5% sulphur, and it will be introduced to the market during the fourth quarter of 2019.
Amendments related to the IBC Code23/08/2019
Key requirements from the BCH Code amendments23/08/2019
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Lessons learned from fire due to faulty mobile phone charger23/08/2019
Pointe-Noire terminal in Sept-Îles to improve its infrastructure23/08/2019
Port of Vancouver to strengthen resilience to climate change23/08/2019
Port of Hamilton's capacity to increase23/08/2019
Canada fines vessel for breaching speed restriction in Gulf of St. Lawrence23/08/2019
Watch: Vopak Terminal Botlek well underway23/08/2019
JAXPORT records its best ever July for container volumes23/08/2019
Two new dual-fueled tankers using methanol join the Methanol Institute23/08/2019