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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q3 2018

Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q3 2018

China has no plans to ban open-loop scrubbers: MSA official
27 Sep 2018 12:21 GMT
As long as systems comply with prevailing regulations.

Liberia calls for early reporting of 2020-compliant fuel availability
26 Sep 2018 00:05 GMT
Owners and operators 'should not need to guess where or whether compliant fuel will be available', registry says.

NGOs hail Greenland HFO ban support
19 Sep 2018 09:37 GMT
Clean Arctic Alliance applauds government's commitment to 'actively work for a ban'.

ICS releases 2020 sulphur cap guidance
17 Sep 2018 12:01 GMT
New 32-page implementation planning document designed to help ensure compliance.

China update on October 0.5%S fuel regulations
14 Sep 2018 13:46 GMT
Includes Jiangsu rules on entering key ports and using shore power.

Sulphur cap to 'take centre stage' at Tank Storage Asia conference
13 Aug 2018 12:29 GMT
WoodMac's Konrad Jar to discuss how the industry can prepare for 2020.

DFDS to install scrubbers on 12 Med ferries
12 Sep 2018 10:01 GMT
Systems to be supplied by Danish firm ME Production.

MEPC 73: ABS to host live webinar
11 Sep 2018 07:58 GMT
Online event to review the major topics covered and decisions made during next month's IMO meeting.

Securing future flexibility with PureSOx scrubber | Alfa Laval
07 Sep 2018 10:27 GMT
Firm is working to ensure compliance for both today and the future, scrubber sales director explains.

Cosco urged to clarify what fuel it used in the Arctic
06 Sep 2018 00:02 GMT
Cargo ship Tian'en is said to have travelled via the Northern Sea Route on its way to Rouen.

Yangtze ECA to require 0.5%S fuel use at all times from October
05 Sep 2018 00:07 GMT
New rules set to be implemented three months early.

Eagle Bulk to retrofit up to 37 scrubbers in new initiative
05 Sep 2018 00:01 GMT
Cost estimated at $2m per scrubber system. Most of work to be performed while ships are at sea.

ExxonMobil launches 'Journey to 2020' symposium series
04 Sep 2018 12:03 GMT
Sessions to provide essential guidance on fuels, cylinder oils and safe and efficient vessel operation.

PSC regimes release inspection checklist with bunker-related questions
07 Aug 2018 10:32 GMT
Checklist for the upcoming concentrated inspection campaign features 11 questions.

'Case closed': Finnlines' EUR 2.76m claim against bunker firm OMB dismissed
02 Aug 2018 08:37 GMT
Court of Appeal rejects ferry operator's demand for compensation.

Upcoming PSC inspections could include fuel sulphur checks: Gard
26 Jul 2018 14:20 GMT
Concentrated inspection campaigns set to take place between September and November.

EGCSA rejects claim that scrubbers move pollution from air to sea
26 Jul 2018 11:21 GMT
'Even if all of the sulphur in all of the world's petroleum reserves were to be scrubbed, the increase in ocean sulphate would be infinitesimally small.'

Many unresolved issues left for last PPR meeting before 2020: IBIA
20 Jul 2018 08:53 GMT
Key issues to address at PPR6 include PSC guidance and the non-availability of compliant fuel.

IBIA calls for bunker sample verification guidelines before 2020
19 Jul 2018 15:14 GMT
Without guidelines for in-use samples, ships could be penalised for a test result showing 'marginal exceedance of the sulphur limit', IBIA warns.

North P&I launches guide on avoiding and defending bunker disputes
19 Jul 2018 08:37 GMT
Offers advice on how to prevent marine fuel disputes and how best to succeed when pursuing or defending a claim.

IMO working group develops plan to help ships prepare for 2020
18 Jul 2018 13:03 GMT
Covers areas such as bunkering, fuel oil capacity, modifications to fuel oil systems, segregation and tank cleaning.

ISO statement on ISO 8217:2017 and 0.5% sulphur fuels
18 Jul 2018 10:02 GMT
Stresses that 0.50% sulphur fuels are covered in the latest standard.

Sulphur 2020: Papering over the cracks
17 Jul 2018 05:17 GMT
Fourth article in series by FIS's Chris Hudson looks at developments in the paper market with respect to the 2020 sulphur cap.

Pegasus has bunker craft operator licence revoked in Singapore
16 Jul 2018 09:33 GMT
Supplier is deemed to have allowed an unlicensed firm to use its vessel to perform deliveries.

EPA to examine exempting ships with sub-32,000 hp engines from ECA sulphur limit
12 Jul 2018 09:45 GMT
Follows Senate Committee 'concern' that ECA limit could result in shippers shifting to higher-emitting modes of transport.

GCC Bunkers withdraws lawsuit against Vitol subsidiary
11 Jul 2018 11:17 GMT
Case voluntarily dismissed a day after filing complaint for failure to pay $27k due on $522k invoice.

UASC files lawsuit against World Fuel Services alleging off-spec bunkers, short delivery
11 Jul 2018 08:51 GMT
Delivery is said to have been performed by local Kavkaz supplier in 2016.

IMO working group meets to develop guidelines for sulphur cap implementation
10 Jul 2018 06:53 GMT
Intersessional meeting is under the auspices of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR).

Sulphur 2020: Refining the issue
09 Jul 2018 06:37 GMT
Third article in series by FIS's Chris Hudson looks at the refining industry's response to the 2020 sulphur cap.

New Mediterranean ECA study under way
06 Jul 2018 09:41 GMT
Set to be completed by the spring of 2019.

IMO urged to curb influence of private sector to reach climate goals
03 Jul 2018 08:13 GMT
Governance structure flaws could hinder IMO's ability to deliver on its GHG reduction objectives, warns report.

ICS backs IMO's zero-emission strategy in new publication
02 Jul 2018 15:51 GMT
Examines possibilities for the development of zero CO2 fuels; opposes mandatory operational efficiency indexing.

Sulphur 2020: Is this the regulation that launched a thousand ships?
02 Jul 2018 15:19 GMT
Second article in series by FIS's Chris Hudson looks at the 2020 sulphur cap from the perspective of owners and operators.

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