GLOBAL: Cooperation the name of the game, says VeriFuel
Bureau Veritas’ Fuel Monitoring Programme today urged the marine bunker sector, upstream supply chain, and fuel testing organisations to embrace a new culture that promotes far greater cooperation and transparency in preparation for 2020 and beyond.
EUROPE: Prax launches UK bunker supply ops supported by new oceangoing supply vessel
The company has appointed Charles Meade, formerly of World Fuel Services, and Geert Boden, previously with Aegean Northwest Europe, to oversee the UK marine fuel operations.
GLOBAL: IUMI believes refineries not end-users should be obliged to do fuel tests
With the IMO 2020 regulations set to place more burdens on the shipowner in terms of fuel compliance, the International Union of Marine Insurance believes that the current system of leaving the testing of marine fuel to the end user is ‘outdated’ and ‘must be changed’.
EUROPE: Bunker calls fall 7% at the Port of Gibraltar
After a 10% rise in 2017, annual marine fuel calls fell at the Mediterranean port in 2018 from 6,298 to 5,829.
EUROPE: T&E: Publishing emissions data will drive CO2 emissions cuts
Publishing data about the emissions of all ships calling at EU ports, as proposed by the European Commission, will incentivise shipping companies to cut their CO2 output while also better informing regulations to reduce emissions, says NGO Transport & Environment.
GLOBAL: Corvus Energy acquires Grenland Energy
The Energy Storage Systems supplier has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in the lithium-ion batteries developer and manufacturer.