IBIA - International Bunkering Industry Association Newsletter

IMO 2020, fuel quality issues, BIMCO terms & more

 

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Posidonia: Slaying mythical beasts in the IMO 2020 labyrinth

The spotlight at Posidonia was very much on bunkers and more specifically on how ship owners should prepare for 2020. However, there were some examples of pure fiction, or myths, being propagated around the IMO regulations and the 2020 global cap. We present some facts.  Read more.

 

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IBIA continues to promote sensible approach to sulphur testing and compliance verification at IMO

IBIA is continuing its efforts for IMO to adopt guidelines ahead of 2020 that will promote a uniform approach to fuel oil testing and reporting protocol for the verification of compliance with MARPOL Annex VI sulphur limits. Read more.

 

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IBIA offers practical advice on tank cleaning to IMO 2020 planning meeting

Ship implementation planning for the 2020 sulphur cap is on the agenda at a week-long meeting set to take place at the International Maritime Organization in July. The intersessional working group will work on guidelines to ensure consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit taking effect on 1 January 2020. Read more.

 

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BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 major step in the right direction

IBIA has reviewed the BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 and some of our members have participated in the redrafting of the document. The revised BIMCO Standard Bunker Terms and Conditions, which replace the 2015 edition, were approved by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee on 2 May.  Read more.

 

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IBIA assists in resolving customs issue with bunker samples in Singapore

A situation arose in Singapore over the weekend where Customs decided to treat samples from bunker deliveries as “commercial goods” for import, which prevented bunker surveyors from bringing samples ashore as usual.  Read more.

 

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IBIA backs fight against maritime corruption

A paper describing the negative effect of maritime corruption was discussed at length at the 42nd session of the IMO in June, with many calling for the IMO to play an active role in tackling corrupt practices. Read more.

 

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ISO to develop standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol fuels

The IMO has invited ISO to develop a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol as a marine fuel and a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol fuel couplings. Read more.

 

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IBIA comment on current problem fuels from the US Gulf

A significant number of ships have experienced serious operational problems – chiefly sticking/seizing fuel pumps and in some cases filter blockages - after lifting bunker fuels from the US Gulf region since late March and during April/May. Read more.

 

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IBIA joins IMO Nightrider 2018 team to raise funds for seafarers' welfare

IBIA's representative to the IMO, Unni Einemo, joined the IMO Nightrider 2018 team on a 100 km bike ride through London earlier this month to raise funds for the Mission to Seafarers. Read more.

 

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IBIA supports proposal to improve safety standards for lifeboats and rescue boats

IBIA has co-sponsored a proposal to the IMO highlighting the need to amend the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code in order to ensure adequate safety standards for lifeboats and rescue boats with single fall and hook systems. The proposal was discussed at the 99th meeting of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee in May.  Read more.

 

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IBIA Privacy Policy (GDPR)

IBIA is improving its Privacy Policy reflecting the recent changes in the EU regarding the protection, transparency, collection and processing of your data.  Read more.

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