The British Ports Association (BPA) at its Annual UK Parliamentary Reception on Tuesday (4 June) in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion responded to recent global developments regarding the use of open-loop scrubbers.
Martin Lawlor, BPA Chairman and Chief Executive of the Port of Blyth, warned that the ports industry is becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for contamination building up in berths and navigation channels.
He called for robust evidence to be brought forward to allay these fears.
“Ports take their environmental responsibilities seriously and with IMO targets ships will have some tough decisions,” commented Lawlor.
“However we must have a grown up conversation about the implications of the use of open loop scrubbers in ports.
“There is a concern that such systems could lead to the build up of contaminated sediments which over time could cause a real issue for ports wishing to maintain and develop their operations.”
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Published: 7 June, 2019
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
The top three positive movers in the 2020 bunker supplier list are Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+13); Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd (+12); and SK Energy International (+8), according to MPA list.
‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.
3,490 mt of LSFO from Itochu Enex was lifted at Universal Terminal; the same bunker stem was bought by Global Marine Logistics and delivered by bunker tanker Juma to receiving vessel Kirana Nawa.
15 Jan 2021