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Friday, January 24, 2020

IMO Secretary-General calls for renewed cooperation at Davos forum

At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim is calling for renewed cooperation from all stakeholders to tackle the urgent issues of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from...
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IMO Secretary-General assesses progress on sulphur limit implementation

Since 1 January 2020, the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships' fuel oil has been reduced to 0.5% from 3.5% (under the so-called "IMO 2020" regulation). This is significantly reducing the amount...

Modernizing the global maritime distress and safety system

Search and rescue at sea depends on the integrated satellite and terrestrial radiocommunication communications system - the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The GMDSS is mandatory under the International convention for the...
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U.S. will enforce IMO 2020 despite some doubts: commodity attorney

Models for how the fuels sector will comply with the dictates of IMO 2020 do not view noncompliance with the rule as some kind of a side problem. The models have it as an...

Survey Results: Are You Ready for IMO 2020?

Happy 2020! The results of our IMO 2020 Survey we ran a few of weeks ago via our social media channels are received and tabulated. Thanks to all in the shipping community who took...

High sediment reported in test samples of IMO 2020-fuel blends

​The club would like to highlight to members a recent article published in TradeWinds reporting high sediment levels in many test samples of 0.5% sulphur fuel produced from the blending process to meet the IMO 2020...

New mixes emerge as shipping fuel of choice ahead of IMO 2020

With a week until the implementation of International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that will slash the permitted level of sulfur in marine fuels, shippers appear to be favoring very low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) mixes...

Factbox: IMO 2020 – a major shake-up for oil and shipping

Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from ships will come into effect next year in the biggest shake-up for the oil and shipping industries for decades. IMO 2020 From January 2020, United Nations shipping agency the International...

IMO technical cooperation in Asia steps up a gear

The second regional Knowledge Partnership Workshop in Asia is underway in Bangkok, Thailand (16-20 December). Co-organised by IMO, Thailand’s Ministry of Transport and UNESCAP – the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia...

IMO 2020 compliance: it’s up to us to be good citizens

One of the concerns around implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit has been, and continues to be, the need for effective enforcement to ensure a level playing field. Of course, we need deterrents, but...