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Sinopec Shanghai refinery produces low-sulphur bunker fuel

05.02.2019

Sinopec’s Shanghai refinery produced its first set of low-sulphur bunker fuel, amounting a total of 6,000 tonnes. The Shanghai refinery now became the first in China to produce low sulphur fuel oil, in order to comply with upcoming IMO rules.

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Demolition Activity Still to Pick Up

05.02.2019

Ships’ demolition activity still hasn’t picked up during 2019, as ship owners are gauging the market. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Clarkson Platou Hellas said that “it has been another sluggish week with most end recyclers still closing themselves off having no real appetite to acquire tonnage.

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Hellas: Ship owners Led the S&P Charts in 2018 with $4.6 billion

04.02.2019

Ship owners from Greece poured 4.6 billion dollars for the acquisition of second hand vessels during 2018.  In total, Greeks bought 305 ships, with a dwt capacity of 28.22 million tons, far more than any other single country. As always, larger ship types were the ...

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Facts and fears in the open loop scrubber debate

04.02.2019

Scrubbers are a recognised solution to dealing with air pollution under MARPOL Annex VI but recent local bans on washwater discharges from open loop systems have increased a widespread misconception that there are no safeguards against their environmental impact.

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IMO Moves Closer To Standardisation And Safer Navigation

01.02.2019

A sub-committee under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have forwarded three documents for adoption in June, moving one step closer to the adoption of a standardised system for electronic navigation.

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As scrubber uptake becomes clearer, compliant fuel provision needs to step up

01.02.2019

Bunker demand in 2020 will be determined by scrubber usage, fuel availability and the degree of global compliance, writes Tim Smith, director of tanker and energy markets at Maritime Strategies International (MSI).

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