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MSC to Use 30 Pct Biofuel Blends on Its Ships

MSC containership

MSC has committed to the usage of 30% biofuel blends.

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New Zeland to Join IMO Air Pollution Convention

New Zealand

New Zealand revealed plans to sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions.

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VDR: 81 Pct of German Shipping Companies to Use LSFO

Hamburg Port

The vast majority of ships in the German fleet will run on the new low sulphur fuel oil from January 1.

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Monjasa Boosts Credit Facilities ahead of IMO 2020

The company is securing "flexibility to navigate the volatile oil and shipping markets."

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MSC: LNG Not a Feasible Option for Us


LNG is not a viable option for container shipping giant MSC due to limited bunkering facilities at ports.

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RightShip Launches Compliance Assessment Ahead of IMO 2020


New assessment is expected to increase data availability and help manage risks arising from 2020 regulation.

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Malaysia Prohibits Open-Loop Scrubbers in Its Waters


Malaysia has decided to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers by vessels operating in the country's waters.

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Shell Marine Wins Lubricants Deal for 5 COSCO Pulp Carriers

COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers

Shell Marine wins a contract to supply lubricants for 5 pulp carriers owned by COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers.

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Report: Sinopec Eyes 100 New Barges for LSFO Supply


Sinopec is to add 100 barges to its fleet to be able to supply IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel. 

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Port of Ceuta Carries Out First VLSFO Bunkering

Port of Ceuta VLSFO

The Spanish port on the Moroccan side of Strait of Gibraltar is ready for IMO 2020.

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Market Uncertainty Causes More Fuel Oil Price Volatility

The uncertainty of the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap regulation is having a big impact on the bunker market.

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Monjasa Tanker Supplies 1st VLSFO in Lome


Monjasa has completed its first ship-to-ship supply of the very low sulfur fuel oil in Lome, Togo. 

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Hamburg Süd Announces New Surcharge ahead of IMO 2020

Hamburg Sud

The company has calculated that it would have to pay 193,08 USD/ton more for VLSFO fuel.

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Hapag-Lloyd Implements New Charge Ahead of IMO 2020


German shipping major is to introduce an IMO 2020 Transition Charge for short-term contracts.

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Hyundai Oilbank Starting VLSFO Bunkering from November

Hyundai VLSFO

The company is starting deliveries after applying for a VLSFO production process patent.

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Total, ZEG Create LSFO Joint Venture in China


French Total joins forces with China's ZEG to create a joint venture company dedicated to marine fuels.

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Maersk Tankers Readies Its Pool for IMO 2020

Maersk Tankers

The company made changes to its Bunker Adjustment tool to accommodate scrubber-fitted vessels.

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WSC to Propose New IMO Entity for Developing Next-Gen Fuels


The World Shipping Council plans to propose the creation of a R&D entity to identify a new generation of marine fuels.

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SKTI Signs IMO-Compliant VLSFO Supply Contracts

SK Trading

The South Korean refiner is the latest to join IMO 2020 preparations.

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Monjasa Supplies First VLSFO Ahead of IMO 2020

VLSFO bunkering

The company's first ship-to-ship supply took place in Southampton, UK.

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Maersk, Koole Terminals to Produce 0.5% Sulphur Fuel

IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel production

The annual production is expected to cover 5-10% of Maersk’s annual fuel demand.

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