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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World Maritime theme for 2020: “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”

“Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet” has been selected as the World Maritime theme for 2020. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showcase the work that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States are undertaking to achieve the targets. The IMO Council,…

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Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ – Update July 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This ICS Guidance was first issued in September 2018 and was updated in January 2019 to take account of decisions at International Maritime Organization (IMO) committee meetings. This current version has been updated after the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in May 2019 and the IMO Marine Safety Committee (MSC) in June 2019.…

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Readiness for global sulphur cap – BIMCO’s new IMO 2020 clauses

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Most parties involved in the shipping industry will by now have a clear picture of the requirements under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels. Therefore, attention has turned to the steps that must be taken to put those requirements into practice. Two clauses recently introduced by the Baltic…

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Charterparty checklist: are you contractually ready for 2020?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the clock counts down ever closer to 2020, when ships will need to comply with the reduced bunker sulphur content cap of 0.5%, Companies are advised to give careful thought to their charterparty provisions with a view to minimizing scope for contractual disputes. It is common for charterparties to provide that the ship…

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