IMO (The International Maritime Organization) has adopted the Polar Code (The international code for ships operating in Polar waters) and amendments related to SOLAS (Safety of life at Sea).
It is expected that the amendment will enter into force from January 1st 2017.
IEA, the International Energy Agency, has predicted a rapid increase in demand for MGO (Marine Gas Oil). The cause of the increase in demand is due to the stricter regulation on sulfur emissions applicable from 1st of January 2015.
Jan-Paul de Wilde, Designer at Rolls-Royce Singapore, highlighted the advantages of using LNG as a marine fuel. He pointed out that LNG produces 22% reduced greenhouse gas, 92% reduced nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission and nearly a 100% reduced sulfur oxide (SOx) emission.
Andreas Nordseth, head of the Danish Maritime Authority (Søfartsstyrelsen) is said to be Denmark’s nomination as secretary general for the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when Koji Sekimizu steps down next year.
The CEO of Hong Lam Marine, Lim Teck Cheng, says that many smaller suppliers in Singapore will have a hard time complying with the introduction of mandatory Mass Flow Meters (MFM) by 2017. The reason for introducing MFM are to provide more exact measuring of bunker as well as prevent bunker fraud.