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EU probes imports of LNG from Qatar

The Commission says long-term agreements between Qatar Petroleum and EU importers might be violating EU antitrust rules

Qatar EU

Global sulphur cap is a revolution whose time has come

A global limit of 0.5% sulphur in bunker fuel will come into force on January 1, 2020; the right option for shipowners depends on ship, trade, route and preference. Both the International Maritime Organization and owners are running out of time to address fundamental concerns including availability and cost

International Environment

LNG preferred as marine fuel but lack of infrastructure a challenge, survey shows

Survey results show a clear recognition that stricter standards will open the door for cleaner marine fuels like LNG and low-sulphur marine gas oil to replace heavy fuels, says Deloitte

International Tankers and Gas

Blockchain middlemen entice UN with plan to improve logistics

Transport tech firms keen to ply their wares after the UN established a commission last year to pilot applications

International North America

Lobby groups put pressure on the IMO ahead of key emissions meeting

Worries include supply of compliant fuels and port state control enforcement

United Kingdom Regulation

China may have to reverse coal restrictions

Supply chain challenges means that the country would have to increase imports to meet its peak season demand

Asia Pacific China

IMO reform push recruits leading flag states

Australia’s push for reform of the IMO has been boosted by the support of Liberia and the Bahamas, which are the world’s third and seventh-largest flag states respectively

IMO Political and Trade

ESC condemns emergency bunker surcharges as price signalling

A complaint has been made by the European Shippers’ Council competition commissioner about emergency bunker charges

Europe Containers

Brussels calls for input on consortia block exemption

The European Commission will hold hearings in the third quarter of the year ahead of a decision on whether to extend consortia rules

Europe Containers
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