Bulletins/alerts

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Announcement of voluntary fuel oil sampling program by USCG(0216)
Issued: 2016-03-03

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently issued a marine safety information bulletin outlining a voluntary fuel oil sampling program to assess the compliance with MARPOL Annex VI ECA-SOx requi...

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ISO DIS 8217 (Draft International Standard) is now out for voting
Issued: 2016-02-24

This bulletin provides a development update of the of the sixth edition of the ISO 8217 International Marine Fuel Standard. Currently the Draft International Standard (DIS) 8217 is with the Nationa...

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China's implementation of their first emission control measures takes effect from 1 April 2016
Issued: 2016-02-04

China to implement first emission control measures in Yangtze River Delta emission control area from 1 April, 2016

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Cold flow properties of Distillate Marine (DM) fuel oils
Issued: 2016-01-18

This informative bulletin has been written to highlight to our client base the operational challenges a ship may face with the cold flow characteristics of distillate marine grades (ISO 8217: DMX, ...

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EU implementing decision
Issued: 2015-12-21

From 1 January 2016, Ships visiting ports in EU waters in general but particularly those within the Baltic or North Sea ECA-SOx, should expect to be subjected to an increased frequency of sulphur i...

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Issued: 2015-12-21

China to introduce sulphur oxides emission controlsChina to introduce sulphur oxides emission controls sometime in 2016.

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Off-specification sulphur fuels at Fujairah (Nov 15)
Issued: 2015-11-12

An alert, regarding fuels supplied in Fujairah with Sulphur levels exceeding the 3.50% m/m maximum limit as stated in MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14.1.2.

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Hong Kong – Air Pollution Control came into force on 1st July 2015
Issued: 2015-07-02

Hong Kong – Air Pollution Control came into force on 1st July 2015

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Demonstrating Sulphur Compliance
Issued: 2015-04-21

An update regarding decisions by authorities in the US and Europe to clamp down on ECA SOx compliance.

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FOBAS bulletin - Fuel change-over when entering or exiting ECA - SOx
Issued: 2014-07-16

FOBAS bulletin - Fuel change-over when entering or exiting ECA - SOx

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