China issues Guidance on 2020 Sulphur Cap and how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) China MSA has recently provided guidance on the IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation scheme, particularly on how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels in Chinese territory. Outside the Chinese designated emission control areas – which are not to be confused with MARPOL Annex VI emission control areas – the fuel sulphur regulations will follow MARPOL…

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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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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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