The Vice President of refining, chemicals and oil markets at research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie forecasts 30% of the shipping industry will not comply with the upcoming sulphur cap of 0.5% effective 2020.
“At the moment nobody is really doing anything […] with a number of the shippers playing chicken with the regulator, does the regulator blink? We don’t know,” Alan Gelder told Reuters.
Vessels have the option of retrofitting scrubbers while allow them to continue burning cheaper high sulphur fuel oil during operations.
However, the scrubber units can cost between $3 million to $10 million, says Anil Rajguru, Vice President of process safety at engineering firm Fluor Corp.
“Right now less than 500 ships have scrubbers. We’re talking more like 50,000 and it could take more than a decade before scrubbers are fitted on [all] the vessels,” Rajguru said.
Photo credit: International Maritime Organization
Published: 14 March, 2018
‘We need to keep in mind the saying “penny wise pound foolish”,’ says Captain Rahul Choudhuri, the Managing Director AMEA at VPS, who stresses on the essential role of the Bunker Surveyor.
Legal representatives met at the High Court on Tuesday to discuss the discharge of KPMG liquidators from all liability in respect of conduct in the course of winding up, show court documents.
Global sentence adjusts to 80 month’s imprisonment term for both Chang and Koh under application of the Masui sentencing framework; fine of SGD 6.2 million against Chang remains unchanged.
Company has been ranked EIGHTH for 2020; ‘we are humbled and proud to be placed amongst the top ten winners of the Enterprise 50 Awards,’ says Satnam Singh, COO, Sing Fuels.
Mads Bjornebye, Manager of Bunker Services at Teekay Tankers Ltd, shares about the company’s perspective of e-BDNs, bunker purchasing & planning tools, while offering his thoughts on future marine fuels.
Maritime sector may find it increasingly challenging to manage bunker prices, Dennis Ho, Managing Director at ElbOil Singapore tells Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.