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2020 bunker changes

With ramifications for shippers, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ruled that from the 1st January 2020, the marine sector will have to reduce sulphur emissions by over 80%, by cleaning existing fuel systems (using scrubbers) or switching to more expensive lower sulphur fuels.

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Shipping line to quit China Europe route

The forecast slowdown in trade demand in 2019 and more new container ships due on the Asian trade, has already seen increased use of slow steaming, ship idling, blank sailings, and exhaust scrubbers to absorb additional capacity, and it is now announced that APL, will exit the Asia-Europe trade altogether.

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