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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

China MSA Notice on the implementation of 2020 Global Sulphur Limit

In order to effectively implement the IMO's 2020 global sulphur limit, China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued the attached notice - a translation of which has been provided by the China Classification Society (CCS).
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Posted: Nov 5, 2019

SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January, 2020.
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Posted: Nov 5, 2019

IMO 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Guide

Shell Marine has published a new White Paper that offers ship owners and operators the guidance they need on engine care and cylinder oils, to transition successfully through the IMO global cap on fuel sulphur content from January 1, 2020.

‘IMO 2020 Ready’ from Shell Marine sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges faced by customers before, during and after the regulatory deadline. The publication gives in-depth guidance on the cylinder oils best suited to support owners whether they are shifting to lower sulphur fuels or sticking with >0.5% HSFO in combination with exhaust gas scrubbing, as well as technical services and supply chain options to ensure that ship engine performance is protected and optimized through the transition period.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2019

MEPC 74 OUTCOME

The 74th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met in London from May 13 to 17, 2019. Following the release of the final report from this meeting, MEPC 74
Outcome looks deeper into the implications of developments taking place and where they may lead. This edition focuses on action taken at MEPC 74, action scheduled for MEPC 75 (April 2020) and long-term plans.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2019

FUEL OIL NON-AVAILABILITY REPORT (FONAR) – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

With 1 January 2020 fast approaching, and with the uncertainty on compliant fuel oil availability worldwide, having a plan for dealing with a scenario of fuel oil non-availability can prove valuable. This
statutory news contains some key aspects on what to consider and access to a FONAR template.
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