Chinese ECA reminder

From 1 January 2017 ships calling at all eleven key ports in China must use fuel with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.50 per cent whilst berthed. Chinese regulation designates the Pearl River and Yangtze River Deltas, and Bohai-rim Waters as domestic emission control areas (ECAs) and places a cap on the sulphur content of…

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Fuel Management Tips for Smooth ship operation

Good fuel management involves more than just buying fuel from anywhere and somehow putting it to engine use. The main benefit of managing fuel lies in optimizing the energy it contains without harming engine parts. Whether it is for pre bunkering procurement or post bunkering handling, management should have policies in place and monitor their…

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IMO agrees mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption data

The IMO on 22 April 2016, issued a news release stating that the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 69) approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption. This requirement is intended to be the first in a three-step process regarding climate change mitigation. The requirements will be considered for adoption at…

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