• 2018 April 26 15:34

    MEPC 72: ISO confirms plans to develop interim guidance for 0.50%S bunker fuel

    A representative for ISO has confirmed to the IMO that the standards organisation has been given the green light to develop an ISO Publicly Available Specification (PAS) in response to a request from the IMO to provide an ISO standard that can better reflect the quality of fuels with no more than 0.50% sulphur, IBIA said in its press release.

    The information was provided to the 72nd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) during discussions about consistent implementation of the 050% sulphur limit.

    There will not be a full new revision of the ISO 8217 standard before 2020. The 6th edition of ISO 8217 was published in March 2017 and a full revision will likely take until at least 2021, and probably 2022.

    The ISO representative explained to MEPC 72 that ISO 8217 is usually updated after user experience with the type of fuels that are in the market, and as so will not be amended at this time. Instead, he said work is underway on PAS 23263: “Guidelines for fuel suppliers and users regarding marine fuel quality considering the implementation of maximum 0.50%S in 2020,” and looks like it will be ready by the end 2019.

    The intention of PAS 23263 is to provide detailed guidance to fuel suppliers and users on the type of fuel blends that are anticipated to dominate the global bunker market in 2020.

    ISO says that a PAS is published to respond to an urgent market need, representing either the consensus of the experts within a working group, or a consensus in an organization external to ISO.

    There is a lot of concern in the market about the nature of fuel blends produced to meet the 0.50% sulphur limit, especially with regard to stability, compatibility with other fuels and cold flow properties. The PAS is expected to provide guidance to help prepare fuel suppliers and users to manage these aspects.




2019 October 15

17:36 Keppel delivers fourth jackup rig to Borr Drilling
17:06 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd’s bunker craft operator licence
16:49 Hudson Shipping Lines joins the Trident Alliance as a member
16:26 PGNiG: a new oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea
15:32 Port of Kiel announces conclusion of cruise season with turnover of cruise passengers having grown by 33.6% YoY
15:04 TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for PetroVietnam Gas’ Nam Con Son 2 Phase 2 Gas pipeline development in Vietnam
14:35 Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for the Tallink ferry project
14:31 Port of HaminaKotka and Steveco jointly constructed pulp terminal in Kotka’s Mussalo Harbour
13:57 Shore power to improve air quality and reduce noise in Port and City of Tallinn
13:20 “Wind Barriers at the Freeport of Riga” project receives Annual Riga Architecture Award
12:54 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers Pola Pelagia, yet another dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
12:18 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:55 Khabarovsk Shipyard launched pontoon dock gate for city protection against floods
11:09 Amendments to IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention enter into force on 13 October 2019
10:56 Trade Port Posiet handled 4.4 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019, up 4% YoY
10:37 World Maritime University delivered its Maritime Business Integrity and Corruption Awareness Seminar
10:09 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.76% to $58.9, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.67% to $53.23
09:32 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 15
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,916 points
09:14 Jan De Nul helps to boost Mauritania’s iron ore export
08:59 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa

2019 October 14

18:06 Neptune Energy acquires North Sea assets from Energean
17:57 Rosatom set to have its plan for development of NSR infrastructure till 2035 to be approved by RF Gov't before year end
17:35 2020 Bulkers enters into a time charter agreement for Bulk Shanghai
17:21 Bronka port to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:50 Names given to first two super trawlers of Russian Fishery Company
16:35 Sasol invests in first South African-owned chemical tanker through Nduna Maritime
16:05 Norsepower signs service agreement with Wärtsilä to strengthen global wind propulsion service network
15:53 Teekay Corporation announces 3.5-year contract for the Hummingbird Spirit FPSO
15:42 Mexico sets high priority on IMO legal conventions
15:13 Rotterdam container placed on ‘Noah’s Train’
14:15 Philippine Ports Authority hires additional port police personnel
13:56 Some services in Russian ports to be excluded from the list of regulated services
13:11 Journey to 2050, Decarbonization, Digitalization and the Future of Safety Debated at ABS Taiwan Committee
12:38 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 12,473 in RF spot market
12:15 Cunard and Fincantieri start the construction of new cruise ship
11:22 IMO’s training workshop on handling of dangerous goods held in San José, Costa Rica
11:00 MARSA App to improve marine traffic and vessel service management for vessels calling at Abu Dhabi Ports
10:09 Greek Committee of Planning and Development of Ports approves € 611.8 mln investment plan for port of Piraeus
09:57 North Sea Port on course for new annual record
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.51% to $60.2, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $54.38
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,924 points
09:00 Rederij de Jong team up with Wouter Kleiss and Mathijs van Schaik to form new company in the Port of Rotterdam
08:58 LR celebrates twenty years of leadership in naval classification
08:23 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 14

2019 October 13

16:12 DHS, USCG extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter
15:39 CMA CGM to implement PSS for Douala, Cameroon
14:33 Okeanis Eco Tankers announces acquisition of Suezmax newbuilding duo
13:42 Pentland Ferries' new ship arrives to deliver most environmentally-friendly ferry service in Scontland
11:22 Global Energy to take over long-term operation of Nigg Oil Terminal
10:56 ICE announces new milestones in TTF and JKM trading

2019 October 12

16:35 HII expands Shipbuilder Academy program
14:29 Robert Allan design of two fire-floats delivered to Bangladesh shipyard
12:23 POSH announces acquisition of equity stake in Dolphin's Pacific Workboats
11:41 Sea trials begin for the second CCG's Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel built at Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards
10:52 DHS extends contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

2019 October 11

18:09 IMO took part in the Global Maritime Security Conference held in Nigeria
17:50 KN engaged in negotiations regarding operation of LNG terminal in Brazil