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Call for Clarity on IMO Sulphur Cap Enforcement

By Alvin Forster While the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.50 percent sulphur cap on marine fuels has been successful from a safety perspective, complying with the regulation has proved a headache for many shipowners. The cap on fuel sulphur content was met with some predictions of vessels suffering loss of electrical power or losing propulsion in busy shipping lanes. Thankfully,

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Delivery of First IMO 2020-Compliant Marine Fuel

GP Global bunkering

GP Global has successfully delivered the first International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020-compliant bunker load of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO).  The global conglomerate made this maiden delivery via its 6,000-tonner bunker barge at Fujairah, which will help serve the Port of Fujairah as well as adjoining ports, enabling the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet the IMO directive. This first bunkering of

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Belgium Ports Implement Portable Ballast Water Tests

The Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and Transport, the arm of the Belgium government responsible for shipping, has selected Chelsea Technologies to provide portable benchmark testing for compliance with ballast water standards. This follows the Belgium government’s decision to begin testing vessels calling at its ports and terminals to ensure they can demonstrate compliance with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management

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