Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

IMO agrees carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to move forward with a ban on the carriage of fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with pending sulphur limits.

The 0.5 percent limit on sulphur in fuel oil on board ships (outside designated emission control areas or ECAs, where the limit is 0.1 percent) will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

The aim of the new limit is to reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships to improve air quality and protect the environment.

To help ensure consistent implementation of this regulation, IMO's sub-committee on pollution prevention and response (PPR) agreed draft amendments to the MARPOL Convention on the prevention of pollution from ships (MARPOL Annex VI). It prohibits the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil that exceeds the 0.5 percent sulphur limit.

In January 2018, a coalition of environmental organisations and international shipping associations had called for the prohibition, saying that such a ban will help ensure robust, simplified and consistent enforcement of the global sulphur cap, as HLPFI reported here.  

The exception would be for ships fitted with an approved equivalent arrangement to meet the sulphur limit - such as an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) or so-called scrubber.

 

 

www.imo.org

Heavy Lift | News

MIS moves engine across Oman thumbnail image

MIS moves engine across Oman

September 13 - Muscat International Shipping & Logistics (MIS) has transported a 140-ton (127-tonne) Wärtsilä engine from a power station in Khasab to Duqm, Oman.
Views: 459
Zeamarine picks Rhenus for Dutch calls thumbnail image

Zeamarine picks Rhenus for Dutch calls

September 11 - Rhenus Logistics has signed a contract with heavy lift shipping line Zeamarine for the provision of stevedoring and ship agency services at the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 1013

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.