Euronav Ships First 2020-Compliant Fuel to Oceania Megatanker Parked Off Malta -Ship Tracking

By Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - Euronav has chartered a tanker to bring a 30,000 tonne cargo of low-sulphur fuel oil from northwest Europe to Malta, where its megatanker, Oceania, has been parked offshore since Jan. 12, ship-tracking data showed. Oil analytics firm Vortexa said the STI Brixton tanker loaded low-sulphur fuel oil from Antwerp on March 9 and is … [Read more...]

Shipowners Fret IMO 2020 as Ports Ban Open-Loop Scrubbers

By Jonathan Saul and Nina Chestney LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - More ports around the world are banning ships from using a fuel cleaning system that pumps waste water into the sea, one of the cheapest options for meeting new environmental shipping rules. The growing number of destinations imposing stricter regulations than those set by the International Maritime … [Read more...]

BP Introduces New IMO 2020-Compliant Bunker Fuel

BP says it will begin selling a new type of low sulphur bunker fuel that meets new MARPOL regulations limiting the sulphur content of marine fuels to 0.5%. BP announced Monday plans to introduce the new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) globally following successful sea trials of the fuel that was manufactured and supplied by BP in the Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp (ARA) and … [Read more...]