IBIA elects new chairman and launches new website

Mike Ball has been elected to succeed Chris Fisher as chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), with effect from April 2010. Currently manager of the bunker department at Gearbulk (UK) Ltd, Ball has extensive experience as a seagoing engineer officer and is a former director of H Clarksons, with responsibility for its bunker […]

EU prepares for unilateral shipping action

Plans for the EU to set greenhouse gas emission limits for ships using EU ports moved a step closer last month when the Commission published a new report looking at various ways of charging for maritime emissions. It concludes that emissions trading is the best and most feasible way of providing a financial incentive for […]