Environmental threats from ship scrubbers front and center during International Maritime Organization

Questions over the efficacy and cumulative marine impacts of ship scrubbers will be front and center during this week’s International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Pollution Prevention & Response sub-committee (PPR7) meeting, which runs from Monday 17 until Friday 21 February. Among the notable...

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Baltic index sees biggest daily rise in over two months on higher vessel rates

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index rose to a near two-week high on Monday, registering its biggest daily advance in more than two months as rates rose across all vessel segments. The Baltic index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels that ferry dry bulk...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/baltic-index-sees-biggest-daily-rise-in-over-two-months-on-higher-vessel-rates/

Goods barometer signals further weakening of trade in first quarter of 2020

World merchandise trade growth is likely to remain weak in early 2020, according to the WTO Goods Trade Barometer released on 17 February. The real-time measure of trade trends now reads 95.5 — less than the 96.6 recorded last November and well below the index’s baseline value of 100. This...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/goods-barometer-signals-further-weakening-of-trade-in-first-quarter-of-2020/

Enforcing IMO 2020 sulphur limit – verifying sulphur content of fuel on board

IMO 2020, the 0.50% limit of sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, has been in effect since 1 January 2020, cutting sulphur oxide emissions from ships operating worldwide. From 1 March 2020, the carriage ban on non-compliant fuel oil (except for ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems installed) will enter...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/enforcing-imo-2020-sulphur-limit-verifying-sulphur-content-of-fuel-on-board/

IMO Meeting: Will Shipping Summit Act to Protect Arctic from Spills and Emissions?

NGOs today called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to protect the Arctic marine environment from the impacts of international shipping, by agreeing to a new regulation banning the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters during this week’s...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/imo-meeting-will-shipping-summit-act-to-protect-arctic-from-spills-and-emissions/