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…

IMO committee resists change to sulphur verification procedure

IBIA proposal faced overwhelming headwinds at MEPC 68 A campaign by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) to amend the sulphur verification procedure described inappendix VI to MARPOL Annex VI has faced a major setback. IBIA first put a proposal to the International Maritime Organization(IMO) sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and… …more…

New appointments for IBIA Singapore office to boost Asian development

As part of its Asia business restructuring process, IBIA – International Bunker Industry Association – has appointed Jason Leong to head up its Singapore office and lead expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. IBIA is confident of the potential to develop its membership in this important region and to raise the… …more…

Transition to new rules in North American ECA ‘relatively easy’

Shipowners and operators have experienced a “relatively easy” transition to new sulphur regulations enforced at the start of the year in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA), according to Adrian Tolson, managing director for Aegean Oil (USA). As of January 1, 2015, shipowners and operators are required to burn… …more…