The 21st Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (the Barcelona Convention) and its Protocols (COP 21) convened for the fourth and final day on Thursday, 5 December 2019, in Naples, Italy.
Delegates adopted 14 decisions: 13 thematic decisions, and one decision on the Programme of Work and Budget 2020-2021 during COP21.
A roadmap for the proposal of a possible designation of the Mediterranean as an Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides was adopted, in line with the terms of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) was among thematic decisions adopted during the meeting.
In her closing remarks, Maria Carmela Giarratano, COP 21 President, Italy, thanked Gaetano Leone. Leone, who received a standing ovation, remarked that COP 21 may be his final COP as Coordinator.
He thanked the Government of Italy for hosting, and the Secretariat and delegates for their hard work, saying the “tensions and fights of this COP” would soon be forgotten as “we are Mediterranean after all.”
Photo credit: Photo by IISD/ENB | Francis Dejon
Published: 9 December, 2019
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.
Representatives of Veritas Petroleum Services, Maersk, INTERTANKO, ElbOil Singapore, and SDE International provide insight from their respective fields of expertise on what lies ahead.