Tag: IMO

IMO may need to change rules to allow for biofuel expansion

IMO may need to change rules to allow for biofuel expansion

April 15, 2021 |

In the UK, Ship and Bunker reports the International Marine Organization which has set strict requirements for decarbonization of marine fuel for 2030 says changes to the MARPOL Annex IV may need to be changed if the spread of biofuels use is going to continue due to their higher nitrogen emissions compared to fossil fuels. […]

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Biofuel use being considered in bunkering sector as IMO 2020 standards near

Biofuel use being considered in bunkering sector as IMO 2020 standards near

September 22, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, S&P Global Platts reports that some market participants have been promoting the blending of biofuels as a way of reducing emissions in preparation for the International Maritime Organization’s tighter sulfur emission standards, but actual uptake is slow. Installing scrubbers to collect excess sulfur from traditional marine fuel is one way to […]

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Report says IMO at risk due to weak governance

Report says IMO at risk due to weak governance

April 7, 2018 |

In Germany, a new study by Transparency International, an anti-corruption organization, said the International Maritime Organisation is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance. The report said that private shipping-industry concerns could have undue influence over the policymaking process at the IMO. “The IMO was assigned the task of […]

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