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IMO supports global sulfur ban

A majority in the IMO is backing a ban on carrying illegal fuel on board vessels from 2020. The ban will need to be formally adopted in October and the broad support suggests that it will likely become a reality in March 2020.

Bimco: Insufficient sulfur resolution would weaken the IMO

Implementing and not least enforcing global sulfur requirements will be a test of the IMO's legitimacy, according to Bimco's Deputy Secretary General, Lars Robert Pedersen, in comments today to ShippingWatch, as the crucial sulfur meeting begins in the IMO.

Trident Alliance warns against exposing all sulfur sinners

It is not in the interest of the public to release the names of carriers found guilty of breaching sulfur regulations, says Roger Strevens, Chairman of Trident Alliance, which counts 42 international carriers as members. To release names without nuance would do no good, he tells ShippingWatch.

Denmark to name sulfur cheaters

Names of carriers which violate sulfur requirements in Danish waters could soon be made public. Denmark's Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, is ready with a proposal which has already divided the shipping industry.

Breaching global sulfur regulations could cost insurance

Shipowners should not assume that insurance will continue to cover if the global sulfur requirements in 2020 are violated, warns insurance broker Marsh. At Skuld, it is seen as unlikely that there will be prejudice in the P&I coverage, the CEO tells ShippingWatch.

Danish Shipping: The challenge of sulfur cheating is real

The risk of carriers cheating with sulfur requirements to benefit financially is a real threat to law-abiding shipowners from 2020, says Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director of Danish Shipping. She rejects the criticism that that the industry is exerting too much energy chasing ghosts.

IMO: Many signs indicate sufficient low sulfur fuel by 2020

Many indicators suggest that there will be sufficient fuel available when shipowners by 2020 must comply with the global sulfur regulation, says Edmund Hughes of the IMO in an interview with ShippingWatch. Maersk is also noting positive developments.

Maersk backs fuel ban in sulfur debate

Maersk would welcome a ban on fuel which does not meet the low-sulfur content requirements. This is a simple way of ensuring effective enforcement of the rules, says the head of fleet technology at Maersk Line to ShippingWatch.

Maersk: Scrubbers are costly and allow for cheating

Maersk sees many good reasons for not using scrubbers as the way to comply with the approaching global sulfur directive. Poor economy and a risk of cheating are just two such reasons, says Marc Refsø Holm, Leader of the US Fuel Desk at Maersk Oil Trading.

Danfoss company ready to help carriers document sulfur compliance

Danfoss company IXA has launched a a new sensor which collects data and can thus monitor whether a vessel complies with the looming global sulfur cap set to take effect in 2020. The investment will not be costly for shipowners, says CEO Frank Hansen to ShippingWatch.

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