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Fuel compliant with IMO’s 2020 regs to be available in Port Louis

Stonewin, a fuel supply solutions company, announced that Port Louis, Mauritius will have available VLSFO from May 1st 2019, in light of IMO’s 2020 sulphur regulations that are approaching. The compliant product will be a permanent part of the company’s line in Port Louis ahead of the 2020 deadline.

ADNOC makes first coke shipment to become a ‘zero-fuel oil’ refining business

The first-ever shipment of UAE-produced calcined coke has started its maiden voyage to mainland China. 10,500 tons of calcined coke were loaded by ADNOC Refining onto the M/V Lucky Ocho, a vessel chartered by ADNOC Logistics & Services, to be delivered in Yantai, China by the end of April 2019. This represents the latest milestone in ADNOC’s attempt to become a ‘zero-fuel oil’ refining business.

ISM Code: Latest Updates

The purpose of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. The ISM Code in its mandatory form was adopted in 1993 by resolution A.741(18) and entered into force on 1 July 1998. 

UK Chamber helps its members prepare for IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap

Anna Ziou, Policy Director of UK Chamber of Shipping, is helping members prepare for the IMO’s global sulphur cap in 2020, by focusing on four key areas, as the regulation, education on being fully-compliant, how to report compliance issues and reducing any possible safety issues in relation to altering to low-sulphur fuels.

USCG: GMDSS master plan

In a circular issued on 4 March, IMO announced that all information related to shore-based facilities for the GMDSS communicated to the organization is available to all registered public account holders through the new GISIS module on the Master plan of shore-based facilities for the GMDSS.

Decarbonisation of the shipping industry: yes we can, because we must

As the shipping is becoming more and more interested in reducing its emissions, Chris Chatterton, COO of the Methanol Institute, discusses about the challenges arising from decarbonisation for the maritime sector. The next decade and beyond will be far more complex for the shipping industry than the previous one and the carbon challenge sits behind every analysis, Mr. Chatterton argues.

Advises on IMO sulphur cap implementation

The American Club issued an alert focusing on the IMO guidance as set forth in the annex to the attached document MEPC.1/Circ.878, Guidance on the Development of a Ship Implementation Plan for the Consistent Implementation of the 0.50% Sulphur Limit Under MARPOL Annex VI.

Day of the Seafarer 2019 to focus on gender equality

This year, as always, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrated on 25 June. Throughout 2019 there will be a strong emphasis on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks. This year, the campaign hashtag is: #IAmOnBoard. In addition, a more specific and targeted element of the overall campaign will be ‘Make one change’. 

IMO gives emphasis on protecting Algeria’s marine environment

IMO training on the international treaty covering waste dumping at sea, the London Protocol, took place for Algerian government officials and participants from shipping companies and port authorities. The workshop, held in Alger from  9 to 10 April, enables effective implementation of measures in order to protect the marine environment from dumping of harmful wastes at sea.

IMO focuses on inspiring maritime women

‘Use your power to empower’. ‘Say what you’re thinking’. ‘Listen to the ‘yes’ voice in your head’. ‘Believe in yourself’. This was the advice given by various inspiring maritime women sharing their experiences of working in the maritime world at a special event on ‘Women, ports and facilitation’ at IMO Headquarters, London, on 10 April.

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