Khalid Hashim has suggested that sufficient LSFO will be available by 2020.
Doubts linger over whether local producers will be able to reduce the sulphur content of their BFO to meet the 2020 deadline.
Shipowner HMM will impose fuel surcharges from 2019
Politicians contrast the situation with the huge financial support by the Chinese government for its shipping businesses.
French authorities have warned that efforts to separate two vessels locked together in the Mediterranean after a collision could take several days.
Shipping could reap big savings by investing in technical efficiency, Giulio Gennaro, CEO of Singapore-based engineering consultant, 1888 Gennaro Consulting, tells Fairplay.
South Korea’s GF Oil is considering using biofuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the IMO’s 2020 low-sulphur rule.
A meeting billed as the 'IMO GHG Forum' hears Kitack Lim call for shipowners and nations to take the initiative on emissions.
Scrubber technology has drawn its fair share of criticism, but remains part of the 2020 sulphur cap debate.