Suez trial run

Convoys of ships in both directions have passed through the expanded Suez Canal for the first time on Saturday 25 July. The canal has been widened and deepened, adding bypasses on its western side to enable the canal to double its daily capacity from 49 to an estimated 97 ships.The… …more…

IBIA brief membership survey

IBIA are carrying out a brief survey of the membership which will help us to identify where we can help our members and tailor membership benefits. The survey consists of just 3 questions and will only take a couple minutes of your time.    

IGF Code to include LNG Bunker Delivery Note

The regulation for ships to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel is set to include an LNG Bunker Delivery Note with detailed information about the LNG properties and composition. Sulphur should be among the items to be included, the 95th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime… …more…

New South Wales EPA release sulphur consultation

On 2 June 2015 the NSW parliament released a consultation draft of new regulations which will mandate the use of low sulphur fuel (0.1% or less) by all cruise ships berthing in Sydney Harbour after 1 October 2015 and in all NSW ports after 1 July 2016, Holding Redlich writes… …more…

IBIA teams up with Petrospot for annual conventions

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has signed a three year partnership with UK event organiser and publisher Petrospot to run its annual conventions. The first convention takes place in Cancun, Mexico from 2-6 November 2015 and will look at opportunities centred around the Gulf of Mexico. The convention will… …more…

Mid Term report on ECA progress

  Capt Peter Hall CEO of IBIA reported to the Platt’s 6th Annual European Bunker Fuel Conference held in Rotterdam last week  The change to the 0.1% sulphur threshold had gone very well, with fewer than expected problems encountered, this was a testimony to the hard work that had gone… …more…

IBIA Board members present at the Istanbul bunker Conference

Three board members from IBIA took part in the Istanbul Bunkers conference on the 20th -22nd May 2015. Covering various subjects, (listed below), the event served to show the depth of knowledge that is available to the IBIA membership via it’s experienced members. Robin Meech’s presentation was entitled – Winds… …more…