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Fuel segregation is highly recommended in light of the approaching sulphur cap

Mr Tim Wilson, Principal Specialist on fuels, lubes and exhaust emissions at LR, discusses the approaching IMO 2020 regulation and the shipping industry that focuses on clean fuel, trying to avoid segregation risks and contaminated fuel. Mr Wilson highlights that one of the biggest challenges today is being ready to deal with the segregation of the new 0.50% fuel that is coming. 

Green Watch – Future Lookout on upcoming Sulphur Cap challenges

The 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum gathered experts from the maritime industry, who provided their knowledge and expertise on critical matters that the industry is currently focusing on. One of the key discussions was about the approaching 2020 sulphur cap and the challenges around it. 

2020 and beyond: The Ship Operator’s Perspective

During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum in Athens, Mr. Panos Kourkountis, Technical Director, Sea Traders SA, focused on 2020 sulphur cap and the operators’ perspective regarding the GHG emission reduction. He noted that unless safe, cheap and CO2 free fuel is made available in the near future, the shipping industry must implement a combination of emissions reduction measures to achieve 2030 and 2050 goals.

Tallink Grupp conducts its first cold ironing at Stockholm port

Tallink Grupp announced that it began using its shore power in order to provide electricity to two of its vessels, Silja Serenade and Silja Symhony, while they’re alongside in port, to decrease the environmental impact of the vessels and also mitigate air pollution in the Nordic capital cities the company’s vessels visit.

Union of Greek Shipowners welcomes MSC 101 results

The Union of Greek Ship Owners applauds MSC’s 101 decision on adopting an action plan for mandatory measures to enhance the safety of ships relating to the use of fuel oil, recommending as a matter of urgency governments to take action against oil fuel suppliers in confirmed cases of deliveries of fuel oil that does not comply with the minimum flashpoint as required by the SOLAS Convention. 

Fujitsu, Kongsberg launch AI fuel optimization service

Fujitsu and Kongsberg Digital have collaborated to tackle GHG emissions, using an AI Fuel Optimization Service. Namely, the new digital web service will allow shipping companies to reduce fuel costs for large ships and comply with new low sulphur fuel regulations, without needing complex ship re-engineering or major expenditure by ship owners and operators.

MSC 101 focuses on automation, polar shipping and fuel oil safety

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is meeting for its 101st session. Its agenda is including maritime autonomous surface ships, polar shipping, and goal-based standards among other agenda items. Numerous draft amendments will be adopted, regarding dangerous cargo, autonomous ships, polar shipping and fuel oil safety.

Russian company sales 0.5% sulphur fuel in Russian far east

Imtrade trading company offers IMO 2020 compliant fuel in the Russian far east from the early days on May. Specifically, the company sales 0.5% sulphur bunker fuel with 80cst viscosity on a delivered basis at the ports of Vladivostok, Nakhodka, Vostochnyi, Kozmino, Posyet, Zarubino.

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