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Scrubber Fitting No Longer an Issue of If but of How Fast


An unprecedented surge of inquiries on how scrubbers can be fitted at short notice.

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Seanergy Boasts Smooth Transition to IMO 2020


Seanergy wraps up its IMO 2020 compliance plan.

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Euronav Taps Into Market’s Best Quarter in 10 Years


Belgian tanker shipping major Euronav has enjoyed strong tanker dynamics in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Genco Wraps Up Scrubber Program


Genco Shipping & Trading has completed its scrubber program comprising seventeen Capesize vessels.

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Too Early to Draw Conclusions on VLSFO’s Carbon Emissions


IBIA: still premature to draw valid conclusions on the level of VLSFO’s black carbon emissions.

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How Did Super Pollutant Fuels Come to Market?


The Clean Arctic Alliance is calling for an immediate switch to distillate fuels for ships in the Arctic.

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Maersk Ups Bunker Surcharge amid VLSFO Price Rise

Mumbai Maersk

Prompted by a price surge of VLSFO, Maersk has decided to increase its bunker surcharge.

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Port of Karachi Bans Discharge of Scrubber Wash Water


The Port of Karachi in Pakistan implements a ban on discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers.

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Vessel Demand Rises as Boxships Queue for Scrubber Retrofits


More than 100 containerships aggregating 950,000 TEUs were in yards for scrubber retrofits last month.

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Kitack Lim: Prices for Compliant Fuels Stabilizing

Kitack Lim

Kitack Lim: Prices for compliant fuels appear to be stabilizing.

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VLSFO Not So Environmentally-Friendly after All?

cargo ship

New blends of marine fuels with 0.50% sulphur content can contain a large percentage of aromatic compounds.

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Low-Sulfur Fuel Sales Rise as Industry Responds to IMO 2020


The final quarter of 2019 marked a massive decline of HSFO sales as IMO2020 entered into force.

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2 Ships Fail to Comply with IMO 2020 in Chinese Waters

Chinese flag

Two ships in Chinese waters in breach of new sulphur regulations as they were using non-compliant fuel.

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Relatively Smooth Sailing as IMO 2020 Enters into Force?


It appears the shipping industry is coping better than expected following IMO 2020’s entry into force.

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Hapag-Lloyd Sets Sights on New Orders

Rolf Habben Jansen

Hapag-Lloyd eyes investments in new ships.

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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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