MARPOL annex VI – Sulphur Cap 2020: Records for the Cleaning of Fuel Oil Tanks (Guidance)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fuel oil tanks should be cleaned on regular basis to remove build-up of sediments and sludge, usually during dry docking or whenever inspections of the fuel tanks are due. Most shipowners will want to change over onto compliant fuel well before the 1 January 2020. They will want to make sure all the tanks are…

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SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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SHELL: IMO 2020 global sulphur cap guide

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shell Marine has published a new White Paper that offers ship owners and operators the guidance they need on engine care and cylinder oils, to transition successfully through the IMO global cap on fuel sulphur content from January 1, 2020. ‘IMO 2020 Ready’ from Shell Marine sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges…

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IMO 2020: Shipboard precautions concerning change-over to 0.50% sulphur compliant fuel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In order to comply with the new sulphur limit for fuel oil used on board ships taking effect from 1 January 2020, residual fuel oils with sulphur contents of 0.50% or lower (hereafter, referred to as “compliant fuel oils” in this booklet) will be distributed globally and loaded on board ships. Consequently, the number…

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IMO 2020 Environmental regulation is closing in on shipping

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A few months from now, the new regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will take effect. Current sulphur exhaust is capped by the IMO at 3.5% of total exhaust by ships in most of the open seas, and 0.1% in the so-called Emission Control Areas (ECA’s) along the EU and US coasts.…

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IMO 2020 sulphur cap: Restrictions for discharging washwater from Scrubbers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI. A separate guideline, Resolution MEPC.259(68), specifies the requirements for the verification, testing, survey and certification of scrubber systems and sets out the criteria for discharging scrubber washwater into the sea. However,…

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Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% – 2020 sulphur cap marine fuel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% – sulphur marine fuel released on 20 August 2019. The publication has been developed by experts from across shipping, refining, supply and testing of marine fuels. In October 2016,…

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IMO 2020: Whitepaper from KPMG

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) IMO 2020 marks the most recent culmination of efforts in decreasing the pollution exhibited by the maritime industry on the ecological life impacted by its day-to-day operations. This resolution from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will have an impact throughout the industry which already is in the middle of a radical revamp, with everything…

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