Regulations

IMO mandate to reduce sulfur oxide emissions effective Jan 1st 2020

Effective January 1st, 2020 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandats that vessels’ sulfur emissions must be reduced to not more than 0.5% A senior shipping executive opined “For the global shipping industry the switch to the IMO mandated 0.5% cap on sulfur emission equals in importance the historic switch from sailing-ships to steam powered vessels”.

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FMC Recommendations on Demurrage

In response to a petition filed by the Coalition for Fair Port Practice, the Federal Maritime Commission adopted a set of recommendations made by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address detention and demurrage charge issues she uncovered during her 18 months fact finding investigation.

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