Safety & Regulation

Smoke from a ship's funnel

Legal implications for shipowners and charterers are now set to dominate the IMO 2020 sulphur cap agenda.

The club’s Asian operating company, Standard Asia, has entered a co-operation agreement with China’s biggest general insurer, Ping An.

The venture will manufacture and install scrubbers in China and deliver them to a range of maritime industry customers for both newbuildings and retrofitted vessels.

Iran's LPG exports peaked at about 580,000 tonnes in August, the highest monthly volume since 2016, when the previous round of international sanctions were eased.

Lloyds of London interior

It was announced on 8 November that the 2019 business plan for Barbican Syndicate 1955 had received written approval from Lloyd’s.

Khalid Hashim

Khalid Hashim has suggested that sufficient LSFO will be available by 2020.

KSL Sydney

The incident came two days after another merchant ship was reportedly approached by three small boats with four or five people on board near Bab al Mandab between Yemen and Horn of Africa.

IRSL containers

The move is part of what the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said was its largest-ever single-day action targeting the Iranian regime after it sanctioned more than 700 ships, individuals, entities, and aircraft.

Bunkering a ship

Doubts linger over whether local producers will be able to reduce the sulphur content of their BFO to meet the 2020 deadline.

A stock photo of the Lady Justice statue in London

English law and arbitration are believed to remain dominant in maritime dispute resolution.