AMSA issued a marine notice to advise vessel owners, operators and masters of Australia’s requirements for the use of scrubbers, as the implementation of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap is entering into force on 1st January, in line with MARPOL Annex VI and Australia’s domestic law.
2020 sulphur cap
In light of the soon approaching Sulphur cap, both shipowners and charterers should prepare to comply with the SOx regulations and potentially deal with the risks and responsibilities of each party associated with the new regulations in chartering contracts, the Japan P&I Club advises.
The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 is advising those shipowners looking to install scrubbers in order to meet global sulphur cap requirements, to make sure that manufacturers, shipyards and installers are using quality, high-end materials.
The Port of Rotterdam is the first port globally to provide caustic soda to those switching to scrubbers, so that they’re able to wash the exhaust gases in the closed loop system, in light of the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap.
On the sidelines of COP 25, the International Chamber of Shipping highlighted the urgency of rapidly improving the industry’s fuel efficiency, as demanded now by the sector and the Governments, also welcoming the 4th industrial revolution, aiming to the industry’s rapid decarbonization.
Following the last preparations concerning the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, the Panama Canal is ensuring the effective implementation of the environmental regulations, through training, ongoing stakeholder consultation and communication, and awareness-building, actions that Trident Alliance commends.
Recently, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management installed an air quality sensor on Splitsingsdam at the Port of Rotterdam’s Maas Entrance; this is one of the additional measures of the ILT in order to monitor sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping.
The North P&I Club issued a guidance in light of the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, to help vessels be complaint with the fuel requirements of each port when being inspected by port state control authorities; Thus, the Club informs on what to expect when calling ports in different states.
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) informs that a second roundtable industry meeting hosted by IMO at its London Headquarters in Monday, November 18 saw more optimism about the general readiness to meet the 2020 sulphur cap requirement, as compared to the first meeting which took place earlier in June.
They say that before a big exam it is best not to study the night before, as the period leading up to it should have prepared you for what’s coming. However, there is always time to quickly check and refresh the most important parts. In this article, we provide key points regarding 2020 sulphur cap, to help operators prepare one last time before the big 2020 exam.
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