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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Infographic on IMO 2020: The Big Shipping Shake-Up

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over 90% of all global trade takes place on our oceans. Unfortunately, the network of 59,000 vessels powering international commerce runs on sulfur-laden bunker fuel, and resulting emissions are causing problems on dry land. As today’s infographic demonstrates, new emissions regulations taking effect in 2020 will have a big impact on the world’s massive…

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IMO guidelines – 2020 sulphur cap implementation

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO’s 2019 guidelines on consistent implementation of 0.50% sulfur limit under MARPOL Annex VI adopted by resolution MEPC.320(74) are now available. These comprehensive guidelines include a template for a “Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report (FONAR)” set out in Appendix 1 and a “Technical review of identified possible potential safety implications associated with the use…

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