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26Mar

EUROSHORE CALLS FOR FULL AND URGENT COOPERATION WITHIN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY TO FACE THIS EXCEPTIONAL CRISIS

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Port reception facilities are a crucial tool for the good functioning of the maritime industry and thus for the delivery of goods to all. As many others, EUROSHORE’s members have put in place contingency plans to limit the propagation of the COVID 19 while continuing delivering MARPOL services at best.

11Mar

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBERS IN FRANCE, PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR

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Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and trading in European ports are advised that based on the information provided by the club’s correspondents in France, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar that there are restrictions placed on the use of open loop systems.

11Mar

SLUDGE RISK MAY RISE AS BUNKER STREAM LIGHTENS

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Lighter fuel oil blends are believed to be entering Singapore’s bunker stream. The risk with such blends is they may be derived from blending with waxy diesel oil, the use of which can result in excessive sludge, one expert suggests. Traders are bringing in compliant, lighter fuel oil blends to Singapore — the world’s top marine fuel hub.

11Mar

PORT OF KARACHI BANS OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBERS

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Weeks into the 2020 sulphur cap taking effect, the Pakistani government has joined a string of other global destinations and banned open-loop scrubbers at the country’s biggest box port. Ships will have to use closed loop scrubbers or complaint fuel when at the port.

11Mar

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BACKS THE GREEN DEAL

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On 11th December the European Commission presented the European Green Deal “transforming the EU’s economy for a sustainable future”. This communication presents an initial roadmap of the key policies and measures needed to achieve the objective of Europe being the first carbon neutral continent by 2050.