IMO 2020: Singapore detains two ships, but says most comply

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reports that, in the first quarter of 2020, most ships calling at the Port of Singapore have complied with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)

Two major international players gain Singapore bunker supplier licenses

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded two new bunker supplier licenses to Minerva Bunkering and TFG Marine, following its call for applications for new licenses in December 2019.

IMO 2020: Debunkering deadline looms

Although the IMO 2020 transition to low sulfur fuels has so far been smooth, U.K.-based law firm Hill Dickinson notes some issues are arising over the margin for error in testing the

ASRY achieves scrubber retrofit in record time

ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), Bahrain, has completed the retrofit of an exhaust gas scrubber on a VLCC within 33 days of the ship’s arrival at the shipyard. Because of IMO

VIDEO: Service deal with Alfa Laval adds connectivity to Safe Bulkers scrubbers

In June 2018, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) selected Alfa Laval to retrofit 20 of its vessels with PureSOx exhaust gas scrubber systems. Now the dry bulk operator has signed a long-term Alfa

Lubrizol identifies VLSFO engine condition challenges

Legacy cylinder oils may not protect ship engines from the variable fuel characteristics of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), according to Wickliffe, Ohio, headquartered global additive supplier Lubrizol Corp. In a

EPA moves to ease availability of IMO 2020 compliant fuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising key regulatory text to ensure that U.S. refiners and suppliers can permissibly distribute IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel for use in ships operating outside

SEA\LNG study makes strong case for LNG as a VLCC fuel

The SEA\LNG coalition has released the results of an investment study that, it says, shows that LNG is “a compelling investment solution” for VLCCs operating onthe Arabian Gulf to China trade route.

IMO 2020 sets stage for “perfect storm” of litigation

Low sulfur fuel regulations, set to come into force on January1, 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in

CMS offers solution for low-sulfur fuel engine starting problems

CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), is offering a retrofit solution for engine starting problems that may occur with less viscous low-sulfur fuels.