Tag / International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Blog posts • Jun 18, 2019 12:50 GMT
Ship owners, operators and carriers must comply with new rules on emissions from 2020. Scrubbers currently dominate discussions. In this latest “sulfur-smart” blog post, we give an update on the scrubber debate, but also shed light on the topic of fuel quality. The lack of standardization on the composition and quality of low-sulfur fuels could lead to downtime of ships – and increased cost.
Be sulfur-smart: The maritime industry is weighing its options for complying with the new rules on ship emissions
Blog posts • Apr 18, 2019 06:00 GMT
The sulfur limit that takes effect in 2020 has led to a scramble for compliance options, as the industry grapples with the impact of increased costs and potential supply chain disruptions. Ship owners and operators are hedging their bets on alternative fuels, but all options require significant investments that will put pressure on shipping rates. Our blog post navigates the turning tides.
Blog posts • Apr 16, 2019 09:50 GMT
With the new sulfur limit coming into force in 2020, ship owners and operators are looking to comply with the regulation, and a debate has ensued over the use of scrubbers. What are open-loop and closed-loop scrubbers? How harmful are scrubbers to the environment? We look at what’s behind the debate.
News • Jan 17, 2019 17:15 GMT
Panalpina is ready to support Ocean Freight customers in dealing with higher costs and potential disruptions as a result of the lower sulfur limits. Already this year, cargo owners will feel the impact of new rules on ship emissions coming into force. From 2020, the sulfur content of bunker fuels will be reduced to 0.5 percent, compared to 3.5 percent now in most parts of the world.
News • Jun 30, 2016 22:00 GMT
The new international box weighing rules for ocean freight are now in effect, stipulating that shippers of a packed container are responsible for determining and declaring the verified gross mass (VGM) per container prior to defined cut-off times. This brand-new infographic illustrates the process shippers have to follow, and explains how to determine VGM and submit the data to Panalpina.