During an interview with Bloomberg, Maersk’s CEO, Soren Skou, talked about all the current issues that the shipping industry is facing, as well as how Maersk will be dealing with the 2020 sulphur cap. As for the ways it will comply with the regulations, its fleet will start using cleaner fuels during December, while the company has already built up stock and supply contracts.
BTG will establish a new high-tech technology company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil.
The Port of San Diego announced that it is purchasing seven vehicles for its work fleet that will run on renewable diesel fuel. Specifically, the Port’s General Services staff will use the vehicles as part of their maintenance duties at the Port’s facilities, 22 parks and other areas.
A leading shipbroker remarked to a recent conference panel session that for more shipowners to commit to LNG as fuel required much more support from the energy majors whose cargoes they might carry. In fact, Mr Christopher D. Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer of the Methanol Institute states that the majors have already come out in support of LNG as fuel.
After the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ Annual Meeting, the association announced several decisions, aiming to strengthen responsible industry practices. Among these, is a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic.
The Port of Ceuta in Spain carried out its first very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) bunkering operation on November 7, thus showing its ability to comply with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap. The first VLSFO bunkering occurred on November 7, as the cargo ship Kurtulus received 90 tons of the new fuel.
During a conference in Rotterdam, René Loozen, Consultancy Director at Insights Global stated that the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap will boost the demand for more IMO 2020-compliant fuel, adding that the approaching regulation will lead to different dynamics in the bunker fuel and tank storage sectors.
Japan P&I Club issues information and guidelines on dealing with the use of compatible oil to prevent any potential accidents, in line with IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap approach, a change that has already made the shipping industry look for alternatives.
The IBIA Annual Convention 2019, which took place on October 22 to 24, focused on the transition to the global low-sulphur regime in light of the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, while also gathered major shipping stakeholders in discussions on how to bridge the gap to IMO 2020.
Monjasa, the Danish bunker company has carried out its first ship-to-ship (STS) supply of the very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) in Lome, Togo. The operation was carried out on Monday, October 21, 2019 by the company’s tanker African Runner and involved the supply of a total of 200mts VLSFO, helping in the the IMO 2020 transition by making new low-sulphur marine fuel available throughout the West African region.
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