IBIA welcomes early IMO fuel availability study

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) supports the UK government’s call for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to bring forward its review of the availability of 0.50% sulphur fuel. As more and more locations declare ECA requirements, the latest being Hong Kong this week, the greater the demand for low sulphur fuel. The shipping industry […]

Lack of knowledge contributes to increased claims from cat fines

With individual claims arising from excessive main engine wear caused by cat fines in the fuel oil likely to exceed $1m, and no sign of the problem being remedied at source, operators will have to take on the responsibility for reducing the incidence of these claims, suggested Braemar SA’s Chief Surveyor for Western Europe, Paul […]

Esbjerg on the world map of energy

The participation of Esbjerg Municipality in the annual meeting of the World Energy Cities Partnership in Dongying, China has resulted in Esbjerg’s membership of the super league of energy. Esbjerg has become the sector’s Danish representative among 20 World Energy Cities worldwide. This is an important step for the offshore industry in Esbjerg and the […]

Great week for London comes to a close

  London International Shipping Week has finally come to a close, after a week of debates, seminars, meetings and events held across London. Key industry figures and government representatives from more than 50 countries flocked to over 60 events held the length and breadth of the capital and beyond. With tremendous support from government and […]