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 sulphur cap: Preparing for the Big Switch

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 1 January 2020, in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board commercial ships trading outside sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) must not exceed 0.50% m/m. The 0.50% sulphur limit is a significant reduction from the current global limit of 3.50% m/m which has been in place…

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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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IMO video – Promoting gender diversity in the maritime sector

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A new film from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector The maritime world is changing – and for the better. With help from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), exciting and rewarding career opportunities are opening up for women…

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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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Cause and prevention of container loss at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The causes of losing containers overboard are numerous and often complex, though very often basic operational errors are a factor. The consequences of container loss should justify time, cost and effort by ship owners and operators in reviewing and improving preventative measures. GARD P&I club has put together a fine article which tackles this issue. …

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