In a statement, Wärtsilä highlights that it has been a stellar year for its shaft generators, generating power for a ship’s auxiliary systems from its main engines, which can also be used to reduce shipping emissions. Michael Kranz, Manager, Shaft Generator Systems & Cargo, overseeing a department of eight engineers at Wärtsilä’s Marine Electrical Systems highlighted that “last week, we reached 500 units sold, an incredible milestone. In the same week, we sold a comprehensive (holistic) hybrid system to a series of hybrid RoRo vessels. After a relatively slow start to the year, we are now seeing a big increase in these systems being specified by owners interested in reducing emissions and fuel costs.”
Although the shipping industry has been preparing for the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson comments that it will be a challenging period for litigators as they will have to deal with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance
United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, inked a deal for three generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group and secured green finance for the deal.
KPI Bridge Oil, global market trader, announced that its sales of 2020-compliant fuels exceeded the sale of high sulphur fuel oils for the first time, an achievement made close to the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap.
Asad Naqvi and Kevin Cooper are partners at MFB Solicitor discuss BIMCO’s 2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties, highlighting what the shipowners and charterers should focus on amid the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap and fuel switches.
A Bunker Delivery Note (BDN) is the standard document required by Annex VI of MARPOL, which contains information on fuel oil delivery. It is the responsibility of the fuel oil suppliers to provide the bunker delivery note, which must remain on the vessel, for inspection purposes, for a period of three years after the fuel has been delivered. But, what information exactly should A BDN include?
The newly-published “CIMAC Guideline: Marine fuel handling in connection to stability and compatibility” focuses on the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap and assists owners and provides a practical and working understanding of stability and compatibility of marine fuel oils.
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.
Key shipping players partnered and successfully trialled a project concerning the testing of a bunker fuel using blockchain and DNA-marked fuels, which will be able to manage risk for marine fuels by creating a transparent chain of custody.
Switzerland-based ship manager Proman Shipping and Swedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk announced a joint venture, collaborating to co-own two new vessels and promote methanol as a marine fuel.
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