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Regulation 18 and FONAR – leniency not legitimacy

There has been a tendency for reference to be made to Regulation 18 (of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978) as containing ‘exceptions’ to Regulation 14 (of the same), which sets out the maximum sulphur content limits for marine fuels.  While this … Continue Reading

Update on BIMCO 2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties

On 21 December 2018 we commented on the newly released BIMCO clauses intended to address the International Maritime Organization’s revised sulphur content limits with regard to the consumption and carriage of marine fuel (in accordance with Regulation 14 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified … Continue Reading

The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap: Whitepaper

On 1 January 2020 amendments to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) enters into force. Read our Shipping Group’s latest whitepaper, by Ron Clark, on the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap here. Including topics covering: 2020 SOx issues An introduction to marine fuels Abatement technology Scrubbers Control and … Continue Reading

IMO 2020 and Liberia’s stance

Last week, the Liberian flag state called for the IMO to issue a resolution or circular requiring early reporting of low-sulphur fuel availability by member states.  From the flag state’s point of view, littoral states should be doing more to assist shipowners and, by extension, time charterers in planning for compliance with the 1 January … Continue Reading

Big data analytics and autonomous vessels – when will legislation catch up?

In a survey conducted by Reed Smith in the first half of 2018, industry participants predicted that big data analytics will be one of the most significant drivers of change in the shipping industry over the next five years. In addition, for the same five-year period, the survey revealed that the shipping industry considers the … Continue Reading
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