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Jurong Port inaugurates milestone petrochemical terminal

Singapore’s Jurong Port and Oiltanking have inaugurated the Jurong Port Tank Terminals (JPTT) today.

HSFO Premium in Hong Kong, Zhousan vs Singapore Jumps on Tight Supply, IMO2020

Early pressure from IMO2020 has been evident once again this week, with HSFO in some markets now selling at a premium to Brent as spreads between ports in Asia widen.

Global decarbonisation agenda could see huge swathe of merchant fleet become stranded assets

Tanker owners have been given a stark warning today that potential radical global decarbonisation agendas could see tanker demand fall by slightly more than a third through to 2050 with many ships in the merchant fleet becoming stranded assets.

Classification Society ABS Grants Approval in Principle (AIP) for De-Sul®

De-Sul System - for Sulphur Removal from High Sulphur Fuel oil to create High Quality Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil at economic rates.

Fujairah bans open loop scrubbers

Fujairah joins other ports to tighten exhaust rules ahead of 2020 fuel rules.

Port of Waterford bans scrubbers

Another EU Port Bans Open-Loop Scrubbers

IBIA -International Bunker Industry Assocation

Facts and fears in the open loop scrubber debate

Platts on IMO 2020 prices and supply

Interview: Singapore bunker supplier Equatorial Marine Fuel gearing up for IMO 2020 rule

Singapore bans open-loop scrubbers

One of the busiest port cities in the world, Singapore, is to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its waters.

IMO2020: Uncertainty Over Regulatory Changes Holding Back Scrubber Investment

Investment in exhaust gas cleaning systems, more commonly known as scrubbers, is being held back by uncertainty over future regulatory changes, a new survey of shipowners by Drewry suggests.

China possible to ban open-loop scrubbers

Speaking during a lunch that the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) organised, Dr. Xie Xie, director of the Waterborne Transportation Research Institute at the Chinese Ministry of Transport, said that he is not sure if China will allow open-loop scrubbers as a compliance measure in its ECAs and coastal waters.

Thousands of ships could dump pollutants at sea to avoid dirty fuel ban

Owners planning to install ‘emissions cheat’ systems to avoid having to buy cleaner, more expensive fuel

Exhaust Gas Scrubber Washwater - Is it safe?

IMO's MARPOL Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, requires the reduction of SOx emissions either by burning low sulfur fuel oil or cleaning the exhaust gas. The cap on SOx emissions is set to January 2020, and a ban on carriage of non-compliant fuel - when a scrubber is not installed - is set to March 2020.

Norway proposes ban on scrubbers

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has proposed a ban on scrubbers and regulated use of fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.1 per cent in Nærøyfjord, Aurlandsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjord and Tafjord.

NABU: Scrubbers Must Be Rejected

The ecological risks of scrubbers for the marine environment are ignored while at the same time the economic benefits are overestimated, German environmental organisation NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) said commenting on the results of a new study.

IMO to Discuss HSFO Carriage Ban on Ships without Scrubbers

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to discuss the introduction of a ban on the carriage of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) as bunkers on ships without scrubbers in February 2018.

IMO 2020: Enough 0.5% Fuel Available at the Right Price

Enough IMO 2020 compliant fuel oil will be available to shipping if it is prepared to pay for it, an investment bank has said.

IMO 2020: Gibson Sees Scrubber Sceptics Coming Under Pressure

Scrubber sceptics could find themselves under pressure to buy into the technology or risk finding themselves at a severe disadvantage in the post-2020 market, Gibson warns.

IMO 2020 and the outlook for marine fuels

In 2020, the global limit on sulfur content for all marine fuels will be lowered dramatically, sending shockwaves through global refined-product markets while widening margins and differentials. Most refiners are still trying to come to grips with the potential threats and opportunities that will emerge as a result of this regulation.

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