MEPC 73: IMO’s high sulphur fuel carriage ban remains on track for March 2020

The adoption of a ban on the carriage of bunkers above 0.50% sulphur looks set to go ahead despite a… Read more…

Barking up the wrong tree?

An epidemic of ships experiencing fuel-related problems with seemingly on-spec fuels this year, star… Read more…

IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel

IBIA welcomes signs that work may soon get underway on developing a new chapter specifically for oil… Read more…

IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol

An IMO sub-committee has completed draft interim guidelines for the safety of ships using methyl/eth… Read more…

The end of the world as we know it

The world of bunkers is heading for rapid and fundamental changes and not just because of the 0.50% … Read more…

Five steps to prepare for compliance with IMO’s 2020 sulphur limit

KNect356 recently asked IBIA to respond to this question:  What are the 5 steps everyone should tak… Read more…

IBIA Africa Seminar addresses IMO 2020 sulphur regulation

IBIA Africa’s seminar, “New Rules, New Fuels, New Era” held on 16 August in Cape Town was host… Read more…

Messi or Ronaldo? Opinions and facts in a post-Truth world

Messi or Ronaldo?  Scrubbers or LNG? Everyone has their own personal preference and many have very … Read more…

Considerations on the safety of 2020 fuel blends addressed at IMO meeting

Confusion about whether the existing ISO 8217 marine fuel quality standard will cover fuel blends pr… Read more…

IMO working group makes progress on sulphur testing and verification issues

There appears to be significant support among IMO member States to ensure consistency in fuel oil te… Read more…