2020 sulphur cap

One year of IMO Sulphur cap: Lessons learned and the way forward

Indications are that the transition to 2020 sulphur cap has been ‘’extremely smooth, a testament to the preparations of all stakeholders prior to the new rules entering into force”, IMO said on the occasion of one year of implementation of the IMO Sulphur Cap requirement

How to be IMO 2020 compliant amid high sulphur warning

Singapore-based independent test and research facility Maritec is advising shipowners on how best to meet IMO 2020 fuel testing requirements following reports of excessive sulphur in some very low sulphur fuel oils.

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on one year of IMO Cap implementation

Although all lights are shed on COVID-19, let’s not forget that last year the long anticipated IMO Sulphur cap became effective. Now, after one year of implementation,  it is time to come to conclusions; in that regard,  in our Sea Sense column,  in association with The North of England P&I Club, we ask global experts to make their assessment whether we succeeded or not:

Year in Review: Top priorities of the 2020 Regulatory Agenda

2020 has been the year that all the maritime industry anticipated with mixed feelings due to the implementation of sulphur cap. Although all lights were shed on COVID-19 , once again the regulatory agenda was busy within 2020 in order the maritime industry to stay on the pulse and remain sustainable.

IMO 2020: A review of the transition to VLSFOs

Gard’s Loss Prevention Executive Asia, Singapore, Siddharth Mahajan and Senior Claims Adviser, London, Louis Shepherd note that the 2020 transition has been smoother than many predicted but not without challenges.

BIMCO: Containerships is the most scrubber-fitted sector

BIMCO reports that by the start of July, the share of the containership fleet with scrubbers installed exceeded that of the crude oil tanker fleet. At that time, the container shipping sector became the most scrubber-fitted amongst the main cargo carrying ship types.

VLSFO threats still present, Aderco warns

Aderco notes that there are still five key threats associated with new VLSFO; cat fines, sludge, compatibility issues, asphaltene and fuel stability remain key issues for the health and maintenance of diesel engines since the IMO sulphur cap became effective.

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