New guidance on gas and other low flashpoint fuels

A new ABS Advisory on Gas and Other Low Flashpoint Fuels provides guidance on available technologies, regulatory requirements and installation and operational considerations for adopting gas or other low flash point fuels.

Study indicates scrubber wash water has little impact in ports

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 says that the preliminary results of an independent study indicate that accumulated concentrations of residues from exhaust gas scrubber wash water are at very low levels

ClassNK releases guidelines on low-flashpoint fuels

Classification society ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels (Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol / LPG). ClassNK notes that stricter environmental regulations are being enforced. It says that, in theory, ships using alternative

BIMCO and INTERTANKO issue guidance on scrubbers

INTERTANKO and BIMCO have issued a joint guidance on the potential contractual issues that could arise when chartering ships fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers. Produced with the assistance of the North of

Chevron puts Nor-Shipping focus on IMO 2020 solutions

Chevron Marine Lubricants will be using the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo, June 3-7, to present IMO 2020 solutions that include its new Taro Ultra range of global sulfur cap-ready cylinder oil lubricants,

Norway hits Greek-owned cruise ship with $80,000 sulfur fine

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has hit a Greek owned cruise ship that violated new sulfur emissions limits with with a NOK 700,000 ($80,000) fine. The ship, the MS Magellan, is operated

Total to hold New York Global Sulfur Cap Forum

On May 9, New York’s Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum will be the site of one of a series of Global Sulfur Cap Forums being presented by Total at shipping centers

Sulfur sniffing drone starts patrolling Danish waters

A large drone has started to check emissions from ships in Danish waters to make sure they comply with the sulfur limit. The drone is being provided by the European Maritime Safety

South Africa approves scrubber use

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has welcomed a decision by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to accept all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), or scrubbers,

Maersk, Shell and Dutch shippers in major biofuel pilot

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S is partnering with a group of Dutch multinationals, including Shell, in what will be the largest maritime biofuels pilot program yet. It will see one of Maersk’s