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New figures show limited premium for low-sulfur fuel

Uncertainty regarding the future price of low-sulfur fuel, compliant with the IMO's 2020 directive, continues to be major. New figures indicate a limited premium price, significantly smaller than many expected.

ONE to charge fuel surcharge for Chinese ECA zones

The Japanese liner company will, starting next year, charge a fuel surcharge on routes calling in several major Chinese port regions, where China is set to establish emission control areas with a 0.5 percent sulfur cap.

DNV GL: Hydrogen could be a reality on larger ships in 2030

Starting already in 2030, hydrogen could become a real alternative fuel for large commercial vessels, projects DNV GL. In an interview with ShippingWatch, the classification bureau points to significant potential in hydrogen and challenges that need to be overcome.

ExxonMobil: Shipowners have yet to prepare for 2020

Even though the global sulfur regulations in 2020 have been known for years, far from all shipowners are prepared for them. It is a matter of understanding as well as communication, says Luca Volta, marine fuels venture manager at one of the world's largest oil companies, ExxonMobil.

Bunkersammenslutning er foruroliget over Aegean-sag

Aegeans ansøgning om konkursbeskyttelse i USA efter påstået svindelsag vækker bekymring hos bunkersammenslutningen Ibia, som ser et øget behov for et etisk kompas i bunkerbranchen, siger formand Michael Green i et interview med ShippingWatch.

Derfor tør Euronav tøve med scrubber-beslutning

Købet af Maersk Tankers' flåde er et eksempel på Euronavs mod til at gå egne veje, lyder det fra topchef Paddy Rodgers. Ligesom det lige nu er tilfældet i spørgsmålet om scrubbere, mener han.

Paddy Rodgers i åbent opgør med scrubbere

Modsat konkurrenterne giver belgiske Euronav og dets topchef ikke meget for scrubbere. I det seneste kvartalsregnskab, som viser et trecifret millionunderskud, oplister tankrederiet tre hovedbekymringer ved teknologien.

Trumps svovludmelding har rystet bunkermarkedet

Mæglere siger til S&P Global Platts, at Donald Trumps kommentarer om svovlkrav fredag "knuste" det europæiske bunkermarked. "Vi har set Trump trække sig ud af større ting," lyder det fra en af mæglerne.

"Shipping can no longer work in obscurity"

Shipping must get used to the critical focus on the industry's climate efforts and get started right away to reduce pollution, says Cargill's general manager for ocean transport in the Americas ahead of next week's meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee.

Intercargo: Why must shipowners pay the bill?

In a speech, the departing chairman of dry bulk association Intercargo, John Platsidakis, criticizes authorities for putting the burden of environmental regulations on shipowners rather than shippers or refineries. "It is about time to stand up and explain to the unaware public that shipowners are not the ones to blame," he says.

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