Progress for methanol as fuel for ships

Interim Guidelines for the use of methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel adopted by the IMO, and guidance on m… Read more…

Updates to IMO regulations for low flashpoint fuels

Work is continuing at the IMO to update the IGF Code, the regulatory framework enabling ships to use… Read more…

Support for seafarers during COVID-19 pandemic

An estimated 400,000 seafarers are currently trapped onboard ships beyond the end of their contracte… Read more…

IMO guidelines for on board samples approved

IBIA sought clarification on the link between sample handling and inclusion of bunker delivery note … Read more…

All ships required to have sampling points for taking ‘in-use’ samples

Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, adopted at the 75th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protect… Read more…

Guidelines for scrubbers, direction for evaluation of discharges deferred to MEPC 76*

*Correction: This article originally described work that was meant to happen at MEPC 75, however, th… Read more…

Life cycle GHG emissions to be discussed further at IMO

There is agreement at the IMO that life cycle emissions of fuels should be taken into account when d… Read more…

IBIA guide to IMO’s latest GHG measures

The 75th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee was heavily dominated by dis… Read more…

IBIA comment on Arctic HFO ban: Voluntary measures could reduce harmful emissions prior to ban taking effect

A prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in Arctic wat… Read more…