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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q4 2016


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q4 2016

98% of Singapore's MFO barges expected to comply with 2017 MFM regulation: IBIA
16 Dec 2016 10:56 GMT
128 barges with MFM systems are said to have aleready been approved by the MPA.

2020 Vision: World Fuel Services prepares for new global sulphur cap
01 Dec 2016 12:13 GMT
Bunker firm publishes white paper on upcoming global sulphur cap in 2020.

'Many enquiries' for TR48-certified MFMs from non-Singapore suppliers
30 Nov 2016 10:51 GMT
Consultancy expects to see more bunker vessels around the world with TR48-accredited MFMs over the next few years.

US ups renewable fuel requirements for biofuel
29 Nov 2016 10:55 GMT
EPA confirms volume and percentage requirements for four categories of biofuels.

Finland intends to raise biofuel blending in transportation fuel to 30%
25 Nov 2016 09:24 GMT
New 30 percent target translates into a double counting share of more than 50 percent.

IMO's climate change mandate
18 Nov 2016 09:38 GMT
IMO's legal director cites 0.5% global sulphur cap as an example of IMO's work under UNCLOS Article 212.

EnSolve scrubber trial 'successful'
15 Nov 2016 11:31 GMT
EnScrub is said to have discharged 97 percent of the SOx scrubber water entering the system during closed-loop operation.

Yara Marine scrubbers for four feeder ships
14 Nov 2016 09:49 GMT
Contract awarded for vessels operated by Jungerhans Maritime Services GmbH.

2018 inspection campaign to focus on sulphur compliance
11 Nov 2016 10:28 GMT
Port State Control (PSC) authorities in 45 countries sign up to inspection initiative.

OMB bunker case to go before Court of Appeal
11 Nov 2016 08:51 GMT
Ferry operator to pursue its claim for compensation against German bunker supplier.

California At-Berth Regulation advisory becomes effective in January 2017
09 Nov 2016 11:54 GMT
Shipping fleets have two options to ensure they comply with the new regulation.

IBIA chairman voices sulphur cap concerns
09 Nov 2016 09:01 GMT
Hall: Companies that comply could be left at a disadvantage; uneven implementation would create demand uncertainty.

New EEU border mechanism to calculate bunker fuel transported as stores
08 Nov 2016 10:37 GMT
EEC establishes new method to calculate marine fuel transported as vessel stores at EEU borders.

Refiners may 'struggle to cope' with MGO demand in 2020
07 Nov 2016 12:04 GMT
Higher demand will lead to availability issues, higher prices and increase the MGO premium to HSFO, says broker.

IBIA 'disappointed' by MEPC 70 BDN amendments
04 Nov 2016 12:48 GMT
New BDN will replace the current supplier's declaration and introduce a 'tick box' system.

IMO to consider implementing designated fuel sampling points
04 Nov 2016 12:36 GMT
Proposal to be examined by IMO sub-committees.

LNG marine fuel could be worse for environment than HFO, says former IBIA CEO
04 Nov 2016 09:45 GMT
Ian Adams: 'The LNG myth has progressed unchecked'.

LNG firms 'prepared and able' to meet future emissions requirements
01 Nov 2016 12:07 GMT
Coalition applauds IMO's decision to implement a 0.5% cap on the sulphur content of marine fuel in 2020.

Closing remarks by Secretary-General at 'momentous' MEPC 70
01 Nov 2016 09:45 GMT
IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, spoke at the end of the 70th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committe (MEPC).

Coalition calls for Arctic HFO ban following 'crucial' IMO decision
31 Oct 2016 09:27 GMT
Clean Arctic Alliance calls for concrete proposals to be brought forward in time for the next MEPC meeting in May.

IMO sets new requirements for collection of bunker consumption data
31 Oct 2016 06:43 GMT
Ships of 5,000 GT and above will have to collect consumption data for each type of fuel they use.

Kasbar: 'This turns the whole industry upside down'
28 Oct 2016 12:03 GMT
World Fuel Services CEO reflects on IMO's decision to implement a 0.5% global sulphur cap in 2020.

Global sulphur cap set for 2020
27 Oct 2016 17:23 GMT
Landmark MEPC debate ends in decision to implement a global 0.5% limit on sulphur content in 2020.

Danish Maritime Authority reflects on 'important' MEPC meeting
27 Oct 2016 13:05 GMT
Chief Advisor says it is 'important' the MEPC agrees on a roadmap and that fuel consumption data is collected.

0.5% sulphur cap could lead to LNG bunker sales of 30m tonnes by 2025-30, says Engie VP
26 Oct 2016 12:15 GMT
Engie executive says demand for LNG bunker fuel could soar if MEPC agrees on a global sulphur limit this week.

Presentation of 2020 fuel availability study at MEPC 70
25 Oct 2016 13:13 GMT
Shortage of compliant, low-sulphur fuel is unlikely, according to study.

Gard issues mass flow meter recommendations
25 Oct 2016 09:51 GMT
P&I Club advises members ahead of upcoming Singapore MFM requirements in January.

Secretary-General's speech at MEPC 70
25 Oct 2016 09:35 GMT
IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, addressed the 70th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

Shipping firms fined $1.3m for dumping oily waste and cover-up
24 Oct 2016 09:50 GMT
Oily waste discharged on voyage to Seattle; false log books given to Coast Guard inspectors.

European ports call for North Sea and Baltic NECA by 2021
24 Oct 2016 08:45 GMT
Designation of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea as emission control areas for nitrogen oxides to be discussed at MEPC 70.

Bunker issues top the agenda at MEPC 70
21 Oct 2016 08:08 GMT
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meets in London.

Coalition calls for HFO ban in Arctic waters
19 Oct 2016 08:14 GMT
LNG and distillate fuels are 'a step in the right direction', say NGOs.

LNG sector ready to meet shipping industry demand, says coalition
18 Oct 2016 10:55 GMT
SEA\LNG issues position statement ahead of next week's MEPC meeting.

Alternative fuels study forms basis of EC paper to IMO: ECSA
17 Oct 2016 13:05 GMT
183-page report evaluates the potential of methanol and ethanol for the shipping industry.

SSI calls for 'commitment' to Paris Agreement at MEPC 70
13 Oct 2016 12:37 GMT
Coalition urges MEPC to ensure shipping contributes to meeting Paris Agreement target of below two degrees.

BIMCO voices 'serious concerns' over IMO sulphur cap study
11 Oct 2016 07:24 GMT
Association says study has 'failed to fully address the IMO's terms of reference' in a number of key areas.

$9 million from Altor could have saved OW Bunker, ex-CFO claims
10 Oct 2016 06:13 GMT
Former CFO says banks pulled plug after owner Altor was not prepared to pay $9 million.

Shenzhen 0.5% sulphur cap now effective
05 Oct 2016 10:37 GMT
Ships calling at Shenzhen are now required to use fuel with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.5 percent when at berth.

Joint study to examine the impact of 0.5% sulphur cap
05 Oct 2016 10:08 GMT
Study to be carried out by Marine Energy Consulting and 20|20 Marine Energy.





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