From January 2020, the IMO will ban ships from using fuels with a sulfur content above 0.5%, compared with 3.5% now. However, there are still concerns and uncertainty over this regulation.
Francis Lai, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, shares with Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, a global overview of the R-22 situation and the recommended options available to help comply with the phase-out.
“Counterfeiters thrive where there is poor governance. It is vital that we do more to protect intellectual property and address corruption.”
Rajiv Nigam, GM, Technical Services Group, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, shares with Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, the challenges of using compliant fuel and how to develop a holistic risk assessment.
Rajiv Nigam, GM, Technical Services Group, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, shares with Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, the option of changing to compliant fuel in compliance to IMO 2020.
Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, talks to Ken Rohlmann, Senior Director Dangerous Goods, at Hapag-Lloyd to find out more about handling and shipping dangerous goods.
“The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping.”
Exports of counterfeit and pirated goods from a country rise in parallel with the number and size of free trade zones it hosts.
“Illicit trade not only hurts consumers and takes revenue away from governments, it threatens the security of nations by supporting transnational criminal syndicates and terrorist groups."
Ship operators need to be especially cautious when loading during a wet season, as currently being experienced in certain parts of South East Asia.