rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

IMO 2020: Fujairah Offers Clean Fuel

© Pavel Losevsky/AdobeStock

MarineLink.com

The Port of Fujairah in the UAE, one of the world's largest bunkering hubs, has begun offering cleaner marine fuel oils that comply with stricter global emissions rules which come into effect at the start of 2020, a port document showed.

Bunker fuel with a maximum 0.5 percent sulfur content are "available in Fujairah as early as February 2019 onwards," said a notice to mariners posted on the Port of Fujairah's website.

To comply with IMO 2020 rules, shippers can switch to burning cleaner but more expensive oil, invest in exhaust cleaning systems known as scrubbers that may allow them to still use cheaper high-sulfur fuels, or redesign vessels to run on alternatives like liquefied natural gas (LNG).

In January, Fujairah port authorities announced it would ban open-loop scrubbers, mirroring a similar moves in Singapore - the world top bunkering hub - and China.

(Reporting by Roslan Khasawneh; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

Feb 27, 2019

 

Ports

BDO: Shipping Confidence Rises

“It is encouraging to begin the year with a small uptick in confidence. Despite continuing doubts and fears about trade wars, China’s GDP, uncertainty over exchange rates, President Trump’s decision-making, Brexit and general political instability in many parts of the world, shipping can still find reasons to be cheerful,” said Richard Greiner, Partner, Shipping & Transport at BDO. Image: BDO

Even in the face of a raft of geopolitical and trade disputes that have conspired to instill

Port Authority: 'A strong start to 2019'

Tonnage on river increases 60 percent from 2018Through the first two months of 2019, the Port of Little Rock and its stevedorer, LSI, have seen a year-to-year increase of 33

USCG Commandant Delivers SOTCG Address

Adm. Karl Schultz delivers the annual SOTCG Address in San Pedro, CA (Image: CREDIT USCG)

The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard delivered his first State of the Coast Guard

Fuels & Lubes

Euronav planning LSFO STS at Malta

File Image: A EuroNav VLCC underway at sea (CREDIT: EuroNav)

Euronav has chartered a tanker to bring a 30,000 tonne cargo of low-sulphur fuel oil from

Fuel Savings from GreenSteam

Pic: GreenSteam

The supplier of Machine Learning based vessel performance solutions GreenSteam  announced

Shell: A Cost Saver for Chinese RoRos

Image: Shell Marine

Shell Marine integrated solutions have saved the equivalent of around $123,000 annually for its

Maritime Apps