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Parties behind controversial sulfur proposal issue response

Marshall Islands, Bahamas, Bimco and Intertanko feel misunderstood and are now trying to argue their case after facing tough criticism of the proposal to introduce an "experience-building phase" in connection with the 2020 sulfur regulations. However, the proposal has already divided maritime nations.

Maersk and Torm criticize controversial sulfur proposal

Both Maersk and Torm are against the proposal for an "experience building phase" in connection with the global sulfur cap from 2020. This would create "uncertainty" and could risk "delaying the implementation" of the regulation, says Simon Bergulf, head of regulatory affairs at Maersk.

Intertanko fears "global epidemic" of bad bunker

The current situation is not the first time the market has experienced circulation of contaminated bunker. As such, authorities should do more to contain the issue, says Intertanko. The tanker association estimates that bad bunker has damaged hundreds of vessels in recent months.

Organizations: Shipowners could be squeezed on ballast water

A week before the IMO environmental committee is to discuss ballast water, organizations warn that an approval of the convention could force shipowners to make large investments in systems that are not guaranteed US approval. A big dilemma, they say.

Organisationer: Redere kan blive mast på ballastvand

En uge inden IMO's miljøkomite skal diskutere ballastvand, advarer organisationer om, at en godkendelse af konventionen kan tvinge redere til store investeringer i systemer, der ikke er garanteret godkendelse i USA. Et stort dilemma, lyder det.

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